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TV inventor's daughter dies suddenly

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with deep regret the death of Diana Richardson, daughter of TV inventor John Logie Baird.

Mrs Richardson, whose brother Professor Malcolm Baird is president of the Trust, died suddenly but peacefully at Monklands General Hospital on Saturday July 2.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:07 )

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Sudden death of Kenneth Crawford

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with the deepest regret the sudden death on Monday of Trust Newsletter editor and former director Kenneth N.Crawford, FInstLEx, MCIM.

A director for many years, he retired from the board in February but carried on editing the newsletter — a task he took over in 1998.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:08 )

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Local archaeological finds on show

LOCAL people will have the chance in July to look at some fascinating finds made by members of the burgh-based North Clyde Archaeological Society in their quest for relics of days long gone by.

Their searching has been rewarded with some fascinating finds, and the society will be staging displays of finds made during recent excavations and field-walking surveys, the first on Saturday July 9 at Cove Burgh Hall and the second at Helensburgh Civic Centre in East Clyde Street on Saturday July 23, both from 11am-4pm.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:31 )

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Find out more about St Peter's plan

A DROP-IN Information Session to report progress on the NVA project to reclaim St Peter's Seminary and the surrounding landscape will be held in Cardross Parish Church Hall on Wednesday June 29 from 2-7pm.

An NVA spokesman said: "Please come along, ask us questions, and find out what happens next following the confirmation of £4.2 million in funding to take forward NVA's ambitious proposals."

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 June 2016 18:13 )

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Exhibition of Leiper's life and work

AN EXHIBITION celebrating the life and work of Helensburgh architect and artist William Leiper opened in Glasgow on Friday May 27 — the centenary of his death.

The Leiper Gallery at 117 West George Street is hosting the exhibition, entitled ‘Introduction to the Electric City’, until Sunday August 28 as a partner of the Festival of Architecture 2016.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:18 )

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Remembering Battle of Jutland

HELENSBURGH will commemorate the great World War One naval Battle of Jutland this weekend . . . a fortnight early.

The commemorations — a joint venture by the Royal British Legion Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council — begin on Saturday with a Parade leaving the pier car park at 1.30pm, followed by a Drumhead Service in Colquhoun Square.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 May 2016 16:09 )

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Search for family members

A FORMER Helensburgh schoolboy, now in his early 80s and living in Southampton, has appealed to Helensburgh Heritage Trust for help in his quest to find any other family members.

Patrick Alexander Baird wrote: "I have lost all contact with my family for 60 years plus. My parents passed away when I was young and I have no contact with any family members since I was a teenager.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 May 2016 09:58 )

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Next Open Meeting

Isger Vico SommerThe next Open Meeting will be on Wednesday February 22 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street. Isger Vico Sommer will speak about marine archaeology on wrecks in Argyll.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — 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 — Isger Vico Sommer: The Samphire Project — marine archaeology on wrecks around the coasts of Argyll
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
SC024603