HELENSBURGH’s postal history was examined at Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s final open meeting of the winter season on Wednesday March 26.
THE fascinating story of a Cardross man who went to live in America, became a friend of Thomas Jefferson, then became a bankrupt in a debtors prison was told to Helensburgh Heritage Trust on Wednesday evening, February 26.
James Donald travelled from his Dorset home to describe the colourful life of his forebear Alexander Donald of Geilston, who lived from 1745 until 1808.
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A CHANCE meeting in the graveyard of Rhu Church led to a villager researching the Training Ships Cumberland and Empress.
John Birch, who lives in Cumberland Terrace, met ex-Provost Billy Petrie in the graveyard, where some of the staff and pupils of the ships are buried — and their chat inspired him to find out more.
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HELENSBURGH was quick to respond to the national campaign to give more people the vote in 1884 — by staging only the second demonstration in Scotland.
This was revealed by Edinburgh University history and classics lecturer Mark Nixon when he spoke to Helensburgh Heritage Trust's final 2013 open meeting last Wednesday evening (November 27).
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THE evolution of techniques to reduce the noise made by submarines and surface vessels was described to Helensburgh Heritage Trust members and guests at the second open meeting of the winter season on Wednesday October 30 2013.
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The 2014-15 series of Winter Talks begins on Wednesday September 24 2014 at 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room at Helensburgh Tennis Club with a talk on the heritage aspects of the CHORD project in Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh.
Non-members are always welcome, and tea and coffee is served at the end of the meeting.