THE year 2013 is a big one for Helensburgh Rugby Club . . . its 50th anniversary.
IN RECENT years the veil of secrecy over the work of RAF Helensburgh during World War Two has gradually been lifted.
Now much more is known about the hard work, scientific brilliance and, at times, sacrifices and heroism of the men and women who worked for the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment at Rhu, Helensburgh and Glen Fruin.
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EACH year Helensburgh Library succeeds in dispelling winter blues with another colourful exhibition of works from the Anderson Trust Local Collection — and the latest has just opened.
The entire collection now numbers over 90 works of local interest and each exhibition is designed to focus on a different theme, often determined by subject matter. This time the selection has been made by date, and concentrates on works created within the last 50 years.
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ARROCHAR'S Hidden Heritage project will be getting underway in just a few weeks.
Entitled ‘The Hidden Heritage of a Landscape: Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers’, the project is community-led and will use popular interest in Viking history to involve local people.
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AN expert on Scottish pottery has come up with a mystery with Helensburgh connections.
Heather R.Jack, president of the Scottish Pottery Society, contacted the Heritage Trust about her search for information about Annie Primrose MacNicol, who had several connections with the area.
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HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant, it was announced yesterday.
The Trust's exciting project, "The Helensburgh Area in the Second World War", has been given £3,000 to record the memories of people who lived in the area during the war.
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Last year BBC1 TV told the story of Pyro, the cat that flew with Bob Bird, the MAEE photographer, in a special edition of the Antiques Roadshow, and this year they interviewed Mrs Frances A.McLaren, a former MAEE scientific assistant, for a programme which was broadcast at 9.15 am on Tuesday November 6.
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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 by Peter McCaughey on setting up of the CHORD Open Air Museum in Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh.
Non-members are always welcome, and tea and coffee is served at the end of the meeting.