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Handover ends bicentenary project

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 on Wednesday August 31.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:37 )

 

Burgh origins discussed

THE beginnings of the town of Helensburgh was discussed at Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s final winter open meeting of 2015-16 on Wednesday evening.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 April 2016 11:36 )

Researching the Vikings

THE STORY of a research project into Vengeful Vikings and restless rustlers on the isthmus between Arrochar and Tarbet was described to a packed Helensburgh Heritage Trust meeting at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday February 24.

In a talk entitled ‘Trowels and Tea Towels’, Fiona Jackson and Sue Furness spoke about the ongoing Hidden Heritage project begun in January 2013 and supported by Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 March 2016 16:52 )

Amazing life of 'Don Roberto'

THE amazing story of ‘Don Roberto’, who lived his later years at Ardoch, Cardross, was told to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust on January 27 2016.

He was a Scottish politician, writer, journalist and adventurer — and a man of contradictions and paradoxes.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 February 2016 17:24 )

Hearing about town's founder

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust travelled to the plush Loch Lomond Golf Club on Wednesday November 25 to hear about Helensburgh’s founder, Sir James Colquhoun.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 December 2015 15:33 )

Colourful history of McGruers

HIGHLIGHTS from the story of the world-famous McGruer of Clynder boatbuilding business fascinated members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their October meeting in Helensburgh Tennis Club.

The guest speaker was the firm’s principal surveyor, Fraser Noble, whose lavishly illustrated talk was entitled ‘My family has been building boats since the 11th Century’.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 November 2015 13:45 )

D-Day looms for park project

DECEMBER 15 is D-Day for the ambitious £2.5 million plan to refurbish and improve Helensburgh’s Hermitage Park.

That is when the Heritage Lottery Fund will announce its decision on the stage two application by the Friends of Hermitage Park in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council for a grant of that amount.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 November 2015 19:17 )

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2018-19 Open Meetings

WW1 Centenary logoIn the second Winter Open Meeting at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 31 David Clark will talk about Helensburgh at the time of the World War One Armistice.

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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