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John Logie Baird Workshops

THE John Logie Baird workshops workshops were given to older primary school pupils in their own school.

They were funded by a grant of £4,000 to Helensburgh Heritage Trust from the "Awards for All" section of the Heritage Lottery Fund, and a grant of £3,000 from Strathclyde Science and Technology Forum. A small deficit was paid from the Heritage Trust funds.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 April 2010 15:23 )

 

Trust buys relic of old school

IN the week that the new Hermitage Academy at Colgrain was officially opened on June 4 2008, a book about a much older Helensburgh school came to light — and now it has been bought by Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

Antiquarian bookseller George Newlands, of McLaren Books in John Street, was offering for sale a manuscipt notebook about the establishment of Helensburgh's first school. The first page carries the note: “The Schoolhouse being ready and entered into upon July 3 1805."

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 April 2010 15:30 )

Heritage Walks

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust will provide town centre heritage walks for small groups, lasting about an hour, on demand and as part of major town events.

The walks start at the Victoria Hall at 11 am. The cost is £2, with concessions £1.

If you would like a walk to be organised, please contact Trust treasurer Stewart Noble (right), by phone on 01436-675484 or by email on snobleg84@gmail.com.

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 October 2016 14:12 )

Railway 150th Anniversary Exhibition

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust organised an exhibition in May 2008 to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the railway in Helensburgh. 

It was held in the library in West King Street and was open to the public free of charge.

Last Updated ( Monday, 26 April 2010 08:54 )

Late Arrival!

THE train which arrived at Helensburgh Library in West King Street in May 2008 was a very special train which last arrived in the town round about 1890.

It is a painting by artist, writer and railway enthusiast extraordinary C.Hamilton Ellis, and it shows a train bound for Helensburgh at a point just to the west of Cardross.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 May 2010 13:41 )

Exhibition tribute to Gregor Ian Smith

APRIL 18 2007 was the centenary of the birth of well known local artist Gregor Ian Smith, who died in 1985, and to mark the occasion Helensburgh Heritage Trust put together a display of his works, many of which had not been seen in public before.

I first met Gregor Ian when I was a child and when he and his wife Kathleen and their five children — Graham, Charles, Campbell, Kirsteen and Duncan — lived in West Argyle Street.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:47 )

Helensburgh Station Bench

A VERY heavy piece of the history of Helensburgh Central Station was returned to the station in May 2008 — thanks to Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

When the Church of Scotland decided to close the Clyde View Eventide Home on East Montrose Street, they offered to the Trust an old station bench bearing the word Helensburgh, which must have been in use at the station in years gone by.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:51 )

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Winter Open Meetings

comet4Open Meetings are held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on the final Wednesdays of September, October, November, January, February and March. All are most welcome.