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Helensburgh in the 1920s

AT FIRST glance, Helensburgh may look much the same now as it always did. But not at second glance!

This became very clear when Ken Bryden, from West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, got in touch with Helensburgh Heritage Trust and emailed this aerial picture of the burgh.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:15 )

 

Colquhoun Square fountains

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust spent some time trying to find the whereabouts of the old granite fountain which used to stand in Colquhoun Square, in two different locations.

But trust chairman Stewart Noble then discovered, by looking at minutes of the old Helensburgh Town Council, that there were two fountains!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:17 )

In the beginning . . .

In the “Glasgow Journal” on 11th January 1776 the following advertisement was published:

“NOTICE — To be feued immediately, for building upon, at a very reasonable rate, a considerable piece of ground upon the shore of Malig, opposite Greenock.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:18 )

Sheepsheid Terrace

SHEEPSHEID Terrace in Helensburgh, or the Sheepsheid as it is commonly known, has an interesting story to its nickname.

Officially the building, off West Princes Street and easily seen from between the Masonic Hall and Princes Court, is called "Westwood Place".

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:19 )

1924 Seafront plan

FROM the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times in 1924: There was a suggestion to improve the seafront — an argument that had been going on for the previous 80 odd years.

This suggestion dwarfed the infill for the pier car park, as it would run from Colquhoun Street to Sutherland Street and would include two swimming pools, a bandstand, tennis courts, childrens play area, and a boat station (marina) next to the pier.

Some members of the Town Council objected to this: ". . . It would be inadvisable to turn the burgh into a Blackpool or a second Rothesay for the benefit of day-trippers . . ."

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:19 )

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Second 2018 Open Meeting

Mackintosh-wThe second 2018 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday February 28. Bruce and Nicola Jamieson will tslk about developing the Mackintosh Club. Anyone interested most welcome.

Winter Talks

Wednesday January 31 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden

Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday March 21 — Joint Meeting with the North Clyde Archaeological Society; Fiona Baker: Loch Lomond's Ellan Vhow and its Castle

Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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