THE HISTORY of World War One will be in the spotlight when the WW1 Roadshow, wentitled 'Scotland's War', arrives at Helensburgh Library in West King Street at the end of the month.
THE discovery of a painting of Edwin Lutyen’s 1896 extension for Princess Louise of Rosneath’s Ferry Inn, built in 1880, prompted a query to Helensburgh Heritage Trust.
The Arts and Crafts style building was painted by Andrew Cranston of Loch View, Suffolk Street, Helensburgh, and the painting’s owner asked if anything was known about the artist.
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A SERVICE commemorating Rangers Football Club founder Moses McNeil took place at the end of June at a Rosneath church — his final resting place.
The service was the culmination of years of fundraising for a memorial headstone as the Rhu-born professional footballer buried at the St Modan's Church Graveyard in a plot marked with the names of his sisters, Isabella, Elizabeth, and his brother-in-law Captain Duncan Gray. The footballer’s name was not marked on the stone.
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NVA held a public meeting at Geilston Hall in Cardross recently to update on progress towards the development of the former St Peter’s Seminary and surrounding landscape.
Combining partial restoration, consolidation and new design, the project will create unique performance and exhibition spaces, which will present a broad programme of heritage and arts activities.
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A History of Garelochhead event will take place at the Gibson Hall, Garelochhead, on Sunday (June 7), from 1-4pm and will be hosted by local historian and Helensburgh Heritage Trust director Alistair McIntyre..
Based on a talk he gave recently to Garelochhead SWRI, in the main it takes the form of a series of displays with maps, photographs, documents and explanatory text.
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A CAMPAIGN has been launched in the Oxford area to establish a memorial to a World War One aerodrome and the 14 young airman — one of them from Helensburgh — who died there during the conflict.
Team member and researcher Peter Smith chaired the inaugural meeting of the Port Meadow & Wolvercote Common WW1 Aerodrome Memorial Project on January 21 2015.
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The first Open Meeting of the 2016-17 winter season will be on Wednesday September 28 at 7.30pm at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, with other meetings in October, November, January, February and March.