A NEW exhibition from the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust opens to the public in Helensburgh Library in West King Street on Saturday January 11.
The exhibition, which will remain open until June, encompasses two interests very close to the heart of its donor, Nance Anderson MBE: music and art.
A DVD made by Helensburgh Heritage Trust in 2014 to record memories of local people who were living in the area During World War Two was shown at a well attended meeting of the University of the Third Age in the Helensburgh Parish Church large hall on Monday December 9.
The DVD was made jointly by Stewart Noble of the Trust and Robert Bell of West Highland Photography, and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund under its 'All Our Stories' programme.
Stewart introduced the showing, and said that Robert could supply copies of the DVD. It featured, among others, Dennis Royal, Michael Wilson, Cecilia Dunlop, Jenny Sanders, Gordon Burgess, Willie Lamond and Bobby Brodie.
AS PART of Helensburgh's Winter Festival, Helensburgh Heritage Trust offered Town Centre Walks on Saturday November 30.
The walks started from outside the Victoria Halls at 10.30am, led by Stewart Noble, and at 2pm, led by Nigel Millar.
Stewart said: "It gave people a chance to see Helensburgh through a different pair of eyes!"
HER Royal Highness Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, had a huge impact on Helensburgh and Garelochside, where she lived in Rosneath Castle and loved the beauty and quietness of the Gareloch.
The area provided a haven for her in her later years after a fascinating and busy earlier life inevitable for a daughter of Britain’s longest serving monarch from 1837-1901.
HELENSBURGH has always prided itself that a Prime Minister came from the burgh, despite the fact that he is known as “The Unknown Prime Minister”.
A Conservative, the Rt Hon Andrew Bonar Law MP occupied 10 Downing Street for just 209 days in 1922-23, succeeding the much better known Liberal, David Lloyd George, who had served from 1916-22.
A HELENSBURGH man who served as a County Councillor for 23 years was a First World War hero who won the Victoria Cross, the top award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.
Colonel George de Cardonnel Elmsall Findlay was born on August 20 1889 in Cardross and died suddenly at his burgh home, Drumfork House, on June 26 1967 at the age of 77.
Norval Black, who now lives in Wormit in north east Fife, was a very young boy growing up in Rosneath during World War Two.
Here he records memories of that time.
I WAS very young, and being in Rosneath at that time made a deep impression which has remained with me all my life.
AN internationally respected scientist who was one of the last surviving people who served at wartime RAF Helensburgh, Professor John Allen, died on October 25 2019 at the age of 98.
News of his death at Halesworth, Suffolk, came from Mrs Frances McLaren, nee Shedden, who served alongside John at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment at Rhu and Helensburgh during World War Two.
THE B-20 was a revolutionary World War Two flying boat about to be put through its paces by RAF Helensburgh before it was granted the airworthy certificate to allow full production.
But tragically the Dumbarton-developed aircraft never arrived at the Gareloch base.
HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust's very well attended first open meeting of 2020 heard about progress on repairing the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed mansion The Hill House in Upper Colquhoun Street.
The speaker at the meeting in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street on Wednesday January 29 was Suzie Reid of the National Trust for Scotland, who was accompanied by Hill House helper Tayla Egbers from Helensburgh, Australia.
A Religious Heritage Exhibition set up by Helensburgh Heritage Trust is on show in the main hall of the Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street.
It was organised by Trust director Nigel Allan and will be on display until March.
THE HISTORY of the golf courses in Helensburgh and district was to the fore at the November open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust on Wednesday evening.
The speaker at the third meeting of the winter series in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street was the Trust’s chairman, keen golfer the Rev David Clark.