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Women in World War Two

HELP is wanted from Helensburgh and district people for a major project researching the role of local women in World War Two.

The West Dunbartonshire Women's History Group has received Sharing Heritage Lottery Funding for their new year-long project titled “The Changing Roles of West Dunbartonshire Women throughout the Second World War, 1939-45”.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 December 2016 19:11 )

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Ferry Inn for sale

ONE of Garelochside’s most historic homes, the four bedroom Ferry Inn at Rosneath, is being offered for sale by Savills Glasgow with an asking price of over £795,000.

Set in four acres of its own grounds with 250 metres of frontage to Gare Loch and ownership of the shingle beach in front, Ferry Inn was one of only two homes in Scotland designed by noted architect Edwin Lutyens.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:14 )

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Former Cairndhu organ to be restored

THE CONGREGATION of a church in Cumbria wants to restore a house organ which once stood in Cairndhu, the Helensburgh seafront mansion built in 1871.

Famous burgh architect William Leiper designed Cairndhu in the style of a miniature French chateau, with magnificent stained glass windows by Daniel Cottier and a dramatic black and gold Anglo-Japanese ceiling featuring sunflowers, bamboo and birds.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:01 )

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Talk on 1915-45 Clyde defence

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust and the North Clyde Archaelogical Society held a joint meeting on Wednesday October 5.

The meeting was in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls in Colquhoun Street, and Geoffrey Stell spoke about the Defence of the Clyde from 1914-45.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 October 2016 16:09 )

New session — new venue

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust moved to a new venue for the first open meeting of the winter session on Wednesday September 28.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 September 2016 11:44 )

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Comet silhouette presented

A SILHOUETTE of Henry Bell’s Comet which stands beside the car park of the Waitrose store at Colgrain was formally presented by Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the store today (Wednesday August 31).

Built by apprentices from Babcock Engineering at Faslane to a design by burgh architect Ian Plenderleath, it was first display as part of the Comet bicentenary celebrations in Helensburgh in 2012.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 September 2016 15:25 )

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Burgh church restoration

HELENSBURGH Parish Church, which has stained glass windows dedicated to the inventor of television and a former British prime minister, is undergoing a near £300,000 makeover.

The project at the B-listed former West Kirk in Colquhoun Square follows awards of £190,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:49 )

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comet4Open Meetings are held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on the final Wednesdays of September, October, November, January, February and March. All are most welcome.