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AN EARLY visiting artist who came to Helensburgh to paint taught both Queen Victoria and her daughter Princess Louise.

William Leighton Leitch, who was born on November 22 1804 in Glasgow, near the Royal Infirmary, liked the open aspect of Helensburgh seafront and captured it in watercolour sketches.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 December 2018 18:27 )

 

Baird Memorial Address June 26 1946

THIS Memorial Address was delivered to the London Memorial Service for John Logie Baird by The Rev. Robert F.V.Scott, D.D., Minister of St. Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:55 )

Hero's name added to war memorial

A DECORATED war hero from Garelochhead was among the many thousands who lost their lives in the World War One Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium — and now his name is carved in stone at the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel.

Lieutenant Campbell Greenhill MC, who was born at his parents home in Glencairn Terrace on November 4 1885, was 31 when he died in what was also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, one of the major battles of the war.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:42 )

Drama was hot off the Press!

THE REMARKABLE career of a former child acting star from Helensburgh took another step forward in September 2018.

It was the launch of the BBC newspaper drama series ‘Press’, directed by the highly regarded Tom Vaughan, and it came the day after his 49th birthday.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 November 2018 18:40 )

WW1 nurse died from meningitis

HELENSBURGH paid its annual tribute to the fallen of two World Wars and other conflicts on Remembrance Sunday 2018, and this was a particularly special occasion as it was the centenary of the World War One armistice.

The service took place in front of one of the most elegant war memorials in Scotland within the superb Garden of Remembrance, all refurbished as part of the Hermitage Park improvement project.

Last Updated ( Monday, 26 November 2018 16:05 )

How Helensburgh ended the 1914-18 war

NOT everything stopped when the guns fell silent at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 November 2018 13:52 )

Permanent memorial to VC winner

THE SUN shone on a moving ceremony in Helensburgh on Sunday November 4 2018, 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 ( Tuesday, 22 January 2019 17:12 )

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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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