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Photo tour of old churches

AN EXPERT in religious architecture provided a fascinating photographic tour of Helensburgh and district churches at the first open meeting of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust winter season in the Civic Centre on Wednesday September 27. 

The guest speaker — and photographer — was John R.Hume, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 October 2017 17:47 )

 

Roll of honour comes home

THE LOAN of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Unionist Association First World War roll of honour from Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the Mackintosh Club was formally made on Friday April 7 2017.

Early days of the Kirk in the Square

THE EARLY days of the Kirk in the Square were outlined to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their final open meeting of the winter season on Wednesday evening.

The speaker in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street was a former minister of the kirk, the Rev David Clark, who is chairman of the Heritage Trust and who at short notice replaced a guest speaker struck down by food poisoning.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 April 2017 15:51 )

Roman Harbour discovered

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust found themselves with a different speaker and a different topic at their second open meeting of the year on Wednesday.

Originally they had been expecting Professor Dan Atkinson of Edinburgh-based Wessex Archaeology (Scotland) to talk on ‘The Samphire Project: Marine Archaeology on Wrecks around the Coasts of Argyll”.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 March 2017 16:48 )

The story of the Anderson Trust

HOW Helensburgh’s Anderson Trust Local Collection came into existence and how it has developed was described to Helensburgh Heritage Trust yesterday evening.

The speaker at the open meeting in the Marriage Room of Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on East Clyde Street was Bill Anderson, the man who has led the project for 26 years.

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 February 2017 12:20 )

Centuries of slates from Luss

THE STORY of the quarries which for centuries covered the entire hillsides above Luss was told to Helensburgh Heritage Trust on Wednesday November 30.

The speaker at the Trust’s final open meeting of 2016 in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street was Ian MacEachern, whose family has lived at Aldochlay south of Luss for several generations.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:02 )

1st Helensburgh BB centenary marked

THE CENTENARY of the 1st Helensburgh Boys Brigade the previous day was celebrated at the second open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s winter season on Wednesday October 26.

The speaker in the Marriage Room at Helensburgh and District Civic Centre on East Clyde Street was Trust chairman the Rev David Clark, a former BB member who has extensively researched local BB history in preparation for the centenary.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:59 )

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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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