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Deborah Kerr and Helensburgh

HELENSBURGH people have long embraced Deborah Kerr as their very own film star, but the time she spent in the town was very short.

Countless newspaper, magazine and website articles say that the Scottish girl who became the archetypal movie ‘perfect English rose’ was born in the burgh.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 December 2011 11:35 )

 

Deborah Kerr's jewellery sold

JEWELLERY owned by Helensburgh film star Deborah Kerr was sold at auction by Bonhams in London on Thursday December 4 2008 — and the prices exceeded all expectations.

Deborah Kerr, who was born in 1921 and died in Suffolk in October 2007, starred in more than 50 films over four decades, most memorably appearing in From Here to Eternity, with Burt Lancaster (1953), The King and I, with Yul Brynner (1956) and An Affair to Remember, with Cary Grant (1957).

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 April 2010 17:58 )

Landscape artist's work in demand

ONE of the most commercially successful of the current generation of Helensburgh and district artists is Mary Batchelor.

Mary’s very colourful works adorn art galleries throughout Britain and fetch high prices at art sales and auctions. She is inspired by Scottish landscapes and she matches its magical presence with vital colour and broad brush work.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 July 2012 18:15 )

Anderson Trust buys Gareloch painting

A PAINTING by Helensburgh artist Erskine Beveridge, “After Sunset, The Gareloch”, has recently been acquired by the Anderson Trust — and provides another artist’s interpretation of a familiar view.

It is also a welcome addition to this growing collection of paintings inspired by this area, many by artists who at some time lived and worked here.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 April 2010 18:05 )

Painting found at old mill

AN ATTRACTIVE painting by a Helensburgh artist turned up in the summer of 2008 . . . in a disused mill in Oldham, Lancashire, now used as a secondhand furniture store.

The 28 x 20 inch oil on hardboard painting by Jan Stirling is entitled ‘The Town of Mostar’, and it immediately caught the eye of John Crabbe, from nearby Todmorden.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 April 2010 18:06 )

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2014-15 Winter Talks

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.