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.

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Next Open Meeting

Fraser-Noble-wThe second of six Winter Open Meetings will be held on Wednesday October 28 at Helensburgh Tennis Club in Suffolk Street at 7.30pm, when Fraser Noble will talk about boatbuilding at McGruers. The AGM is at 7pm.

Winter Talks 2015-16

  • Wednesday September 30 2015 — Melissa Simpson: Hermitage Park: past, present and future
  • Wednesday October 28 — AGM at 7pm; Fraser Noble of McGruers: My family has been building boats since the 11th Century
  • Wednesday November 25 — Sir Malcolm Colquhoun and James Pearson: The Clan Colquhoun and the History of Helensburgh (to be held at the Loch Lomond Golf Club at Luss)

  • Wednesday January 27 2016 — Lachie Munro: The Many Lives of Robert Bontine Cunningham Graham — the Uncrowned King of Scotland
  • Wednesday February 24 — Sue Furness, Fiona Jackson: Hidden Heritage of a Landscape — Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers
  • Wednesday March 30 — Fiona Baker: Boutcher's Banks — the Genesis of Helensburgh?

Meetings are normally in the upstairs room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm.

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