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Colquhoun Square Bicentenary Cross

A CELTIC Cross, marking Helensburgh's Bicentenary, was unveiled in Colquhoun Square in 2005. 

Created by Ronnie Paton of J.Paton Monumental Sculptors, Alexandria, it had been first suggested in 2002 as part of the bicentenary celebrations, but it took three years to raise the necessary funds by public subscription.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 May 2010 13:55 )

 

St Bride's Church Windows

The Gow Windows

The right half shows a seated Madonna with the child on her knee and St Joseph standing behind them holding a lantern. 

The Rev John Baird, the father of John Logie Baird, was the first minister of the West Established Church in Helensburgh, later known as St. Bride’s Church.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 April 2010 15:35 )

Maclachlan Exhibition opens

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust's exhibition “The Maclachlan Dynasty of Town Clerks 1846 to 1956” at Helensburgh Library in West King Street was officially opened on Saturday December 2 2006.

Trust director Sandy Kerr welcomed guests to the ceremony, especially Mrs Mary Greenwell and Mrs Fiona Forrest — great grand nieces of George Maclachlan, the longest serving town clerk — and their husbands.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 April 2010 13:21 )

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EDITOR: Please contact the editor of this website, Donald Fullarton, on dsf@btinternet.com on any matters relating to this site. Contributions of text and/or images are always welcomed. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CHAIRMAN: Please contact Helensburgh Heritage Trust's chairman, David Clark, on clarkdw@talktalk.net on any matters relating to the Trust or with membership inquiries.

Last Updated ( Friday, 14 July 2017 17:38 )

Thanks

All those who have given time and material, helping to expand the website.


Mr & Mrs Coll of Helensburgh — for photos of the fire engine and some nice memories of life in Helensburgh between the wars

Helensburgh Library, West King Street, Helensburgh G84 8EB Tel (01436) 674626 — for access to archive material

Atticweb for spending time on the website and acting as webmaster website

Donald Fullarton Photography — for supplying news articles and photos website

Leslie Maxwell's Eye on Millig Column, Helensburgh Advertiser — for highlighting the website in the weekly column

Fiona Howard, freelance journalist— for keeping a constant watch for material which is suitable for this Trust website website

The late Brian D.Osborne — for some material about Henry Bell from his book The Ingenious Mr Bell, Argyll Publishing, second edition 2001

Miniature golfer postcards website — for use of a photo of the putting green

Ronfor use of school photos

Harvey Wood Photographer website — for use of Craigendoran pier photo

Brenda at postcardworld — for the bathing pool photo

Barry at http://www.clavis.co.uk/Dennis/Index.htm — for photo and current location of Helensburgh's first fire engine SN1549

Jenny Sanders, Heritage Trust director — for supplying a number of photos and accompanying details for the Photo Gallery

Mike Davis, Honorary Member — for frequent help in researching material and photos

Henry Ainslie, editor of the Helensburgh Advertiser — for encouragement and assistance in sourcing material

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 October 2016 16:09 )

March 2009 open meeting

THE very successful commercial development of the historic Ardardan estate between Helensburgh and Cardross was described at the final open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust's winter programme at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday March 26 2008.

The guest speaker was May Montgomery, who with her husband and daughter runs the highly successful shop, restaurant and market garden.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:49 )

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Final 2017 Open Meeting

David-Bruce-wThe final 2017 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on November 29. David Bruce will talk about the forger and photographer Greatrex. All most welcome.

Winter Talks 2017-18

  • Wednesday September 27 2017 — AGM; then Professor John Hume: History of local churches
  • Wednesday October 25 — Cleland Sneddon: Childhood holidays in Rosneath
  • Wednesday November 29 — David Bruce: Greatrex, Forger and Photographer

  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
  • Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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