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Work starts on Hill House 'box'

WORK got underway this week on the start of the ‘Box the Hill House’ project at the iconic Helensburgh mansion.

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WW1 exhibition now open

A NEW exhibition about World War One has opened at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre following the centenary of the Armistice.

Many local artefacts and connections are on display in the cafe area of the Civic Centre in East Clyde Street.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:18 )

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Permanent memorial to VC winner

THE SUN shone on a moving ceremony in Helensburgh on Sunday which marked the supreme bravery of a Helensburgh man 100 years ago in the First World War.

George de Cardonnel Elmsall Findlay was awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest military award for gallantry, in recognition of his exceptional leadership in the fields of France on November 4 1918, just a week before the end of the war.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 November 2018 11:23 )

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Artist looks at burgh's past

AN ART exhibition celebrating 100 Years of Helensburgh will be on display at Helensburgh Library November 6 to December 21.

Dorothy Whitaker, B.A. Fine Art, GSA, Dip. Ed., has prepared a colourful and lively exhibition of paintings which can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 November 2018 15:43 )

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Airship ace's story told

AN EXHIBITION featuring Airships in World War One is on display in Helensburgh Library in West King Street until October 27.

Entitled 'Air Ace of Argyll', it tells the story of airship captain Major James Gardner Struthers, of Ardmaddy Estate near Oban, and opened today.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:28 )

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Anne Paterson Wallace (1923-2018)

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust and the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust record with regret the death of a descendant of the well-known Paterson family.

A Suffolk resident since her marriage in the 1950s, Anne Paterson Wallace, niece of the artist Viola Paterson, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 16 after a brave battle with ill health. She was predeceased by her husband Alan.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 September 2018 15:51 )

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French honour for nonagenarian

A VETERAN Royal Navy officer from Helensburgh has been awarded France’s highest order of merit for his service during the Second World War.

 

Harry Johnson, who is 95, was presented with the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur at the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 September 2018 16:49 )

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First 2019 Open Meeting

LocalHistory-wAt the first Open Meeting of 2019 at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday January 30 at 7.30pm Trust directors will tell the stories relating to several local images from bygone years.

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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