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Longest serving Town Clerk

George Maclachlan

Solicitor, Writer, and Town Clerk of Helensburgh

1846 until 1911

Reported as a thoughtful and diligent scholar at the Academy in Paisley, George Maclachlan was apprenticed to a local Law Firm on leaving school.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 April 2010 16:06 )

 

A Town Clerk dynasty

The Maclachlan Dynasty of Town Clerks

1846 to 1956

John Maclachlan was a shipbuilder in Paisley who, with his wife Janet Lindsay, had a son Robert born in 1793. From 1815 to 1846 Robert Maclachlan was the Minister of Gilmour Street Congregational Church in Paisley.

He and his wife Catherine Lewis, also had a son, George (left), born in 1823 who, in 1846, qualified as a solicitor and set up practice in Helensburgh.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 April 2010 16:01 )

Hugh Grant's link with Cove

WORLD FAMOUS film star Hugh Grant has a family link with Cove and Kilcreggan.

The Hollywood superstar, who plays an archetypal English gentleman in many of his films, visited Helensburgh and Cove in August 2007 with his father on a trip to rediscover the family roots.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 March 2012 10:24 )

The Helensburgh Hookers

By Bill Yule of Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust

RHODODENDRONS are a major feature of local gardens — Glenarn at Rhu being a prime example — and much of the credit for the discovery and introduction of these plants to the United Kingdom goes to an eminent 19th century botanist with Helensburgh connections, Sir Joseph Hooker.

Sir Joseph (pictured) was the son of another important botanist of the time, Sir William Hooker, who became the first Director of Kew Gardens in 1841.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 April 2010 16:07 )

Helensburgh's only Freeman

THE only man to receive the Freedom of the Burgh of Helensburgh was a man who, after a lifetime of service, well deserved the highest honour his home town could give . . . but sadly he died seven weeks later.

The story of polio-disabled Colonel Alastair Paterson (left) is a story of courage, which began on October 20 1900 when he was born at The Turret, Millig Street.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 April 2010 16:07 )

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First 2019 Open Meeting

LocalHistory-wAt the first Open Meeting of 2019 at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday January 30 at 7.30pm Trust directors will tell the stories relating to several local images from bygone years.

Winter Talks

Wednesday September 26 — Bruce Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday October 31 — AGM; then David Clark: How Helensburgh ended the Great War

Wednesday November 28 — Eric Thompson: Helensburgh and the Peace Movement

Wednesday January 30 — Trust members: brief talks on images of the past

Wednesday February 27 — Robert Ryan: Loch Lomond islands by canoe

Wednesday March 27 — Jon Reid: The Royal Northern Story


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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