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newsletter-wTHREE different systems of identifying newsletters has been used:

1. Until June 2008, each newsletter had a volume and issue number and a date; thus 5/2 10/00 is volume 5, issue 2, October 2000.

2. Starting in September 2008 a consecutive numbering was added, starting with no. 44; thus12/1 02/09 46 is volume 12, issue 1, February 2009, number 46.

3. After August 2012 the volume and issue numbers were dropped; thus 03/13 56 is March 2013, number 56.

Articles taken from other publications are omitted.

Volume 1, issue 1 - 4th June, 1996. The beginnings of the town.

Volume 1, issue 2 - September 1996. The Battle of Garelochhead (first Sunday steamer). Hermitage Park. History of Schools.

Volume 1, issue 3 - December 1996. History of Schools (Part 2). Stone cat on the municipal buildings. Geology.

Volume 1, issue 4 - March 1997. Steamer explosion at Helensburgh. The Burgh boundary at Craigendoran Avenue. Geology.

Volume 2, issue 1 - June 1997. Second World War. Geology.

Volume 2, issue 2 - October 1997. Battle of Glen Fruin monument. Second World War. Stone cat on the municipal buildings. Geology. Kilcreggan Pier centenary.

Volume 2, issue 3 - December 1997. Electoral corruption in 1880. Second World War. Flights from Helensburgh.

Volume 2, issue 4 - March 1998. A feu from 1858. Origins of names. Rhu and Shandon Parish Church - 350 years. Renovation of the Comet replica.

Volume 3, issue 1 - June 1998. William Leiper (architect). Geology. Hermitage Australian flag. Quarry. Yair (tidal fish trap).

Volume 3, issue 2 - October 1998. History of Schools. Attitudes to railways in the 19th century.

Volume 3, issue 3 - December 1998. West Highland Railway blizzard 1984. William Leiper (architect).

Volume 3, issue 4 - March 1999. History of Schools. William Leiper (architect).

Volume 4, issue 1 - June 1999. Early maps. Reverend John Baird.

Volume 4, issue 2 - September 1999. John Logie Baird and his son Malcolm at Larchfield School. Second World War.

Volume 4, issue 3 - December 1999. Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (Second World War). Geology.

Volume 4, issue 4 - March 2000. Outdoor swimming pool. Geology. Faslane (Second World War).

Volume 5, issue 1 - July 2000. The lifeboat in Helensburgh.

Volume 5, issue 2 - October 2000. Stained-glass windows from St Bride's Church. The lifeboat in Helensburgh. Second World War. Reverend John Baird. Geology.

Volume 5, issue 3 - December 2000. Burgh boundary - beating the bounds. Proposal for a bazaar at the Pier 1865. Early car crash. Helensburgh 1888. Geology.

Volume 5, issue 4 - March 2001. Stained-glass windows from St Bride's Church. Helensburgh in Australia (two articles). Helensburgh 1935.

Volume 6, issue 1 - July 2001. Jimmy Logan - obituary. Helensburgh 1915-42. King Robert the Bruce and Cardross.

Volume 6, issue 2 - October 2001. Performances of the Past (How we travelled). Helensburgh 1918-1939.

Volume 6, issue 2 (printed as issue 2, should be issue 3) - December 2001. No historic items.

Volume 6, issue 4 - April 2002. Norman Glen - Obituary. Helensburgh 1918-1939.

Volume 7, issue 1 - June 2002. Helensburgh 1918-1939.

Volume 7, issue 2 - September 2002. Bicentenary poem by Eric Thompson. Flood 1987.

Volume 7, issue 3 - January 2003. Stained-glass hospital door panel.

Volume 7, issue 4 (wrongly numbered issue 1) - May 2003. Second World War - prisoners of war in Helensburgh. Burgh boundary stones.

Volume 8, issue 1 - August 2003. Pilgrim's route. Second World War - prisoners of war in Helensburgh. Battle of Glen Fruin - sword.

Volume 8, issue 2 - December 2003. Sports men and women. Second World War - prisoners of war in Helensburgh. Pilgrim's route.

Volume 8, issue 3 - March 2004. Jack Buchanan - first performance. Skating pond - History. Pilgrim's route.

Volume 8, issue 4 - September 2004. West Highland Railway - opening 1894. Kirkmichael - History.

Volume 9, issue 1 - December 2004. Skating pond - History. The Galbraiths of Culcreuch. Kirkmichael - History.

Volume 9, issue 2 - March 2005. The Maclachlan silverware. Robert Napier of Shandon (shipbuilder). Margaret Fay Shaw (Gaelic language and music expert).

Volume 9, issue 3 - June 2005. Bicentenary monument. Shops. Malcolm Baird - a recollection.

Volume 9, issue 4 - September 2005. Rhu 1799. Oscar Wilde in Helensburgh 1885. Hermitage Academy - historic artifacts.

Volume 10, issue 1 - March 2006 - 1802 properties. John Logie Baird - communicating with the occult.

Volume 10, issue 2 - August 2006. First World War - spy.

Volume 10, issue 3 - January 2007. The Maclachlan silverware. Sport - Football in Helensburgh before 1886.

Volume 10, issue 4 - July 2007. Colgrain rubbish dump. Schools - Hermitage Academy history.

Volume 11, issue 1 - September 2007. Colgrain rubbish dump.

Volume 11, issue 2 - March 2008. Henry Bell's wife. Cove Pier.

Volume 11, issue 3 - June, 2008. Street layout. Dr Anne Gray - obituary.

Volume 11, issue 4 - September 2008 - number 44. Transport - 1879 railway timetable. Brian Osborne - obituary. Helensburgh - as seen from outside.

Volume 11, issue 5 - December 2008 - number 45. Location of first railway station. Transport - 1879 steamer timetable.

Volume 12, issue 1 - February 2009 - number 46. Transport - the Lucy Ashton and her jet engines. The Sheep's Heid Building.

Volume 12, issue 2 - August 2009 - number 47. Transport - railway yard at Havelock Place. The Barracks (a group of houses). Heritage Trust website statistics. Housing rents. 

Volume 12, issue 3 - February 2010 - number 48. Luss Heritage. Building of the Victoria Hall.

Volume 12, issue 4 - June 2010 - number 49. Reminiscences - landing craft excursion.

Volume 12, issue 5 - November 2010 - number 50. Steamships before the Comet. Failed Streets of Helensburgh.

Volume 13, issue 1 - April 2011 - number 51. Naming of Duchess Woods. Victoria Hall Mason's Mark. Helensburgh Pier in poor condition 1851.

Volume 13, issue 2 - October 2011 - number 52. Naming of Whistlefield.

Volume 13, issue 3 - April 2012 - number 53. Geilston Gardens at Cardross.

Volume 13, issue 4 - August 2012 - number 54. Opening of Heritage Centre in Library. Comet Bicentenary. 'Saga of Henry Bell' poem by Eric Thompson.

Volume 13, issue 5 - November 2012 - number 55. Madeleine Smith and a chemist's bottle; Population growth and the railways.

March 2013 - number 56. Heritage Centre in Library - an update. John Johnston - a tribute. An Archaeological Group.

August 2013 - number 57. Telegraphs - early local history.

October 2013 - number 58. The Great Tapestry of Scotland (including links to Helensburgh).

February 2014 - number 59. Daniel Craig (wood turner); Colquhoun Square changes; War trophies.

September 2014 - number 60. The Scots Dominie Revisited, Recent books of local interest.

 

 

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Next Open Meeting

Parkhead-wIan McKellar will talk about Parkhead and its garden at Rosneath, which he has restored, at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday November 26 at 7.30pm. Non-members are most welcome.

Winter Talks 2014-15

  • Wednesday September 24 2014 — Peter McCaughey: Establishing Helensburgh's Open Air Museum
  • Wednesday October 29 — AGM at 7pm; Robert Layden: The 9th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in World War One
  • Wednesday November 26 — Ian McKellar: Parkhead and the Garden, Rosneath       

  • Wednesday January 28 2015 — Michael Gallagher: Reinventing Ruins — stories from Kilmahew and St Peter's Seminary
  • Wednesday February 25 — Tam Ward: Recent Discoveries by the North Clyde Archaelogical Society
  • Wednesday March 25 — Michael Davis: Curious Interconnections of the Mansions of Cowal

All meetings are in the upstairs meeting room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm

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