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Antiques_RoadshowAN article on this website about the Helensburgh woman who taught the Queen to drive has caught the attention of the popular BBC TV series Antiques Roadshow.

Sophie Wogden from the BBC in Bristol emailed: "I work as a researcher on the Antiques Roadshow and I am currently putting together stories for a special ‘Royal edition’ of the programme.

"I recently came across an article by Maud MacLellan in the Reminiscences section of the website entitled ‘I taught the Queen to drive’. I was really taken by this story, and wondered if someone might be able to tell me a bit more about it, or indeed if there was anyone who knew Maud MacLellan?

"I would like to hear from any of her friends or family, but it must be in the next week."

The Trust website editor will be happy to pass on contact details to Sophie, and can be emailed This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The article itself can be found here.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:33 )  

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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
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