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HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust published this book in May 2002 to mark the bicentenary of the burgh.

It is a handsome hard-backed book with many original illustrations by local artist Neil Macleod, many colour reproductions of oil and watercolour paintings, current photographs by Donald Fullarton and Neil MacLeod, and reproductions of photographs going back to the early days of photography.

There are 19 chapters, each covering a different aspect of the area and its people and each written by a member of the Trust.

The editor was Stewart Noble, chairman of the Trust, and current Trust president Professor Malcolm Baird, son of John Logie Baird, wrote a feature about his father. The late Jimmy Logan OBE, the previous Trust president, contributed an article about entertainer Jack Buchanan.

This is not a book to be picked up lightly like a novel. It is really a reference book which covers a wide range of subjects. The authors have a wealth of knowledge about their subjects and all the facts have been meticulously checked, not only by the authors but also by the editors.

The book has sold very well. It is still available from the Trust and local bookshops, and requests to buy it still keep coming in from both home and overseas. In March 2007 Stewart Noble completed a list of corrections and further details, and this can be seen in this section of the website.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:28 )  

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First Winter Open Meeting 2016-17

William-Leiper-1The first Open Meeting of the winter season will be on Wednesday September 28 at 7.30pm prompt at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, when Ewan Kennedy will speak on 'The Leiper Legacy'.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — AGM at 7pm; The Rev David Clark: Helensburgh Boys Brigade Centenary
  • Wednesday November 30 — Ian MacEachern: The Luss Slate Quarries

  • Wednesday January 25 2017 — Bill Anderson: The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust
  • Wednesday February 22 — Dan Atkinson: The Samphire Project — marine archaeology in Argyll
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

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