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Second Memorabilia Night

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THE centenary of Guiding in Helensburgh formed a major part of Helensburgh Heritage Trust's second Memorabilia Night at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday September 30.

District Commissioner Lisa Summers and Isobel Stirling provided a display of pictures and newspaper cuttings charting the progress of the organisation in the area.

hh-memorabilia-1-09.09-whh-memorabilia-2-09.09-wLisa said that Princess Louise opened the first local guide unit at Rosneath, and the Helensburgh Guide HQ in John Street was opened in 1925 by Lady Baden Powell.

The meeting, the first of this winter's season of public meetings, was chaired by Trust chairman Stewart Noble and was well attended.

Stewart himself brought a Helensburgh t-shirt from some years ago and a tie marking the centenary of the West Highland Railway, and Alastair Macbeth (left) showed an old painting of the Cloch lighthouse by a relative.

Former Rhu man Howard MacDonald presented an account of wartime trips by Churchill and other leaders from Faslane, while Chrissie Clow showed two photographs of 1930 Sunday School outings to Balmaha.

Also on display was an original copy of 'Annals of Garelochside' by W.C.Maughan, signed by the author on December 27 1898 and dedicated to a great aunt of Heritage Trust director Donald Fullarton.

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First 2017-18 Winter Open Meeting

John Hume-wThe first Winter Open Meeting will be held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 27. Professor John Hume will speak on the history of local churches. All welcome.

Winter Talks 2017-18

  • Wednesday September 27 2017 — AGM; then Professor John Hume: History of local churches
  • Wednesday October 25 — Cleland Sneddon: Childhood holidays in Rosneath
  • Wednesday November 29 — David Bruce: Greatrex, Forger and Photographer

  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
  • Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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