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TV featured Baird home

THE HASTINGS home of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird featured in an hour-long ITV documentary on Friday July 5 2013.

In the last of a five-part series entitled 'Britain's Secret Homes', Michael Buerk visited the house at 21 Linton Crescent in Hastings where Baird did his early TV experiments, and met the inventor's grandson, Iain Baird.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 July 2013 18:17 )

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Cardross garden talk postponed

A PUBLIC talk hosted by the Invisible College project, which is working on improving the St Peter's College and Kilmahew area of Cardross, to be staged in the village this week has been postponed.

As part of the project's ongoing programme of activities, Professor Stephen Daniels of the University of Nottingham was to give a talk entitled 'Art of the Garden — Staging the Landscape' in Cardross Golf Club on Wednesday June 26 from 6-30-8pm. The new date is Wednesday September 18.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:24 )

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Tales of a Cardross family

A BOOK which features the lives of a well known 20th century Cardross family, “The Allan Family: they left the world a better place”, was officially launched in Helensburgh on June 6.

Maureen Borland’s fourth book tells the story of the Allan family of Scotland and Canada, shipowners and founders of the Allan Steamship Line, the world’s largest private steamship company — said to be the inspiration for the Onedin Line 70s TV drama series.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 June 2013 12:24 )

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Argylls painting visited burgh

A DRAMATIC newly-commissioned painting commemorating the role of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in the victory at the Battle of Longstop Hill in North Africa in 1943 was on display in early June on the balcony in Helensburgh Library in West King Street.

It is being taken round the main towns in Argyll and Bute and was in Helensburgh until Saturday June 15, and it then moved on to Inverary. Its final home will be the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum at Stirling Castle.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 15 June 2013 17:33 )

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Cronin classic on dvd

THE first twelve episodes of the very popular 1960s medical drama Dr Finlay’s Casebook — based on stories by the Cardross-born and Helensburgh and Dumbarton-educated best-selling author A.J.Cronin — have just been released on dvd.

The dvd is available from Simply Home Entertainment, tel 0844-848 2000, website www.simplyhe.co.uk, price £24.99.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 May 2013 16:52 )

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Expert spoke to Tree Trust

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust members were invited to a talk given at the AGM of the Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust on Tuesday May 14 2013.

The Tree Trust AGM consisted of a brief business meeting, followed by a talk by Tom Christian, Keeper of the National Tree Collections of Scotland at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Tom visited Helensburgh recently and was very interested in the town's street trees.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 May 2013 14:10 )

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Archaeology society formed

A BID to form an archaeology society to cover Helensburgh and district has been successful.

The idea came from Rosneath archaeology enthusiasts Tam Ward and Sandra Kelly, with a view to searching for items from the past, making new discoveries, and carrying out research.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 May 2013 13:39 )

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Next Open Meeting

Parkhead-wIan McKellar will talk about Parkhead and its garden at Rosneath, which he has restored, at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday November 26 at 7.30pm. Non-members are most welcome.

Winter Talks 2014-15

  • Wednesday September 24 2014 — Peter McCaughey: Establishing Helensburgh's Open Air Museum
  • Wednesday October 29 — AGM at 7pm; Robert Layden: The 9th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in World War One
  • Wednesday November 26 — Ian McKellar: Parkhead and the Garden, Rosneath       

  • Wednesday January 28 2015 — Michael Gallagher: Reinventing Ruins — stories from Kilmahew and St Peter's Seminary
  • Wednesday February 25 — Tam Ward: Recent Discoveries by the North Clyde Archaelogical Society
  • Wednesday March 25 — Michael Davis: Curious Interconnections of the Mansions of Cowal

All meetings are in the upstairs meeting room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm

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