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1st Helensburgh BB centenary marked

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HHT-Clark-1-26.10.16-wTHE CENTENARY of the 1st Helensburgh Boys Brigade the previous day was celebrated at the second open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s winter season on Wednesday October 26.

The speaker in the Marriage Room at Helensburgh and District Civic Centre on East Clyde Street was Trust chairman the Rev David Clark, a former BB member who has extensively researched local BB history in preparation for the centenary.

A full report of his findings will be uploaded to this website soon. A display of BB memorabilia can be seen in a Trust display case adjoining the Marriage Room.

Earlier Mr Clark conducted the Trust’s annual general meeting and told of the year’s activities. Treasurer Stewart Noble reported a satisfactory financial position.

HHT-Clark-2-26.10.16-wThe AGM was a first for three reasons. It was Mr Clark’s first since he succeeded Mr Noble as chairman, it was the first to be held in the Civic Centre, and it was the first since the Trust changed from being a company limited by guarantee to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

As a result the former directors are now Trustees.

The picture shows Mr Clark (right) with local BB stalwart Graham Smith.

  • Photo by Donald Fullarton.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:59 )  

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February Open Meeting

Robert-Ryan-wAt the February Open Meeting at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday February 27 Robert Ryan will give a canoeist's perspective of Loch Lomond.

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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