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Railway 150th Anniversary Exhibition

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exhibition-poster-1HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust organised an exhibition in May 2008 to mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the railway in Helensburgh. 

It was held in the library in West King Street and was open to the public free of charge.

It included a section of the well known model of Craigendoran Station and Pier constructed by members of the Helensburgh Modellers Club, as well as various railway artifacts and a large collection of photographs printed and captioned by Trust member Brian Cook.

The exhibition was officially opened at a private view on Saturday May 3 by Andrew Dow, former director of the Railway Museum at York, who lent the painting used on the poster.

It was the work of C.Hamilton Ellis around 1890, and shows a train on its way to Helensburgh just west of Cardross. The artist gave the picture to Mr Dow's father.

Trust chairman Stewart Noble, the prime mover behind the project, welcomed the guests and introduced Mr Dow, who officially declared the exhibition open. Among the guests were Provost Billy Petrie and Councillors Viv Dance and Alan Reay.

Last Updated ( Monday, 26 April 2010 08:54 )  

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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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