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Focus on Rosneath Peninsula

A BRIEF illustrated history of the Rosneath Peninsula was the topic at Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s final 2017-18 winter open meeting in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Wednesday March 28.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 March 2018 13:38 )

 

Bid to preserve ancestral castle

INTERNATIONAL funding has enabled real progress in a project to restore a castle on Loch Lomond’s most northerly island.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 March 2018 13:44 )

How Rhu garden has developed

THE RESTORATION of a Rhu garden has led to it becoming a major summer visitor attraction in the West of Scotland.

Glenarn was built around 1850 and has belonged to only four families since then, but it is most noted for its extensive garden.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:37 )

Lay preacher was forger

A LAY PREACHER who officiated at services in Helensburgh was not quite what he seemed.

John Henry Greatrex was a talented early photographer, but also a thief, convict, adulterer and forger, members heard at the final Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting of 2017.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 February 2018 16:28 )

Holiday fun at Rosneath

THE JOYS of childhood holidays on the Rosneath Peninsula were shared at the Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting in the Civic Centre on Wednesday evening.

Describing life as a caravan holidaymaker as child and then adult was the chief executive of Argyll and Bute Council, Cleland Sneddon.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 November 2017 17:32 )

Photo tour of old churches

AN EXPERT in religious architecture provided a fascinating photographic tour of Helensburgh and district churches at the first open meeting of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust winter season in the Civic Centre on Wednesday September 27. 

The guest speaker — and photographer — was John R.Hume, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 October 2017 17:47 )

Roll of honour comes home

THE LOAN of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Unionist Association First World War roll of honour from Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the Mackintosh Club was formally made on Friday April 7 2017.

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2018-19 Open Meetings

MacKintosh Club logoA new programme of Winter Open Meetings begins at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 26 with a talk by Bruce Jamieson on developing the Mackintosh Club.

Winter Talks

Wednesday September 26 — Bruce Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday October 31 — AGM; then David Clark: How Helensburgh ended the Great War

Wednesday November 28 — Eric Thompson: Helensburgh and the Peace Movement

Wednesday January 30 — Trust members: brief talks on images of the past

Wednesday February 27 — Robert Ryan: Loch Lomond islands by canoe

Wednesday March 27 — Jon Reid: The Royal Northern Story


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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