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Clyde celebration: Comet to Waverley

AN exhibition entitled 'Clyde Celebration: Comet to Waverley' took place from September 13-16 1997 in the Pillar Hall, Victoria Halls, Helensburgh, and was a celebration of the Clyde and all that the river meant to the people of Helensburgh.

A fine working model of the Comet was displayed along with maps, photographs and text tracing the history of the development of the burgh with the coming of steam navigation.

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Previous Henry Bell celebrations

ON August 6 2012 it was the bicentenary of the first commercial sailing of Henry Bell’s Comet steamship.

A committee organised celebrations on both sides of the Clyde, and the members were well aware that the 100th and 150th anniversary celebrations set a high standard to be followed.

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Memorial to Comet captain

Inscription on the grave of Comet skipper Captain Robert Bain in Rhu Churchyard:

To the memory of
Captain Robert Bain

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Comet's first advertisement

The following is a copy of the advertisement of the first passenger steamboat which plied on the waters of the Clyde:

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First 2017-18 Winter Open Meeting

John Hume-wThe first Winter Open Meeting will be held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 27. Professor John Hume will speak on the history of local churches. All 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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