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WW1 Roadshow visits Library

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.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 August 2015 11:00 )

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Artist was retired teacher

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.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 September 2016 11:49 )

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Pupils gift work to Trust

AFTER generating considerable local interest during the past six months the annual exhibition in Helensburgh Library of paintings from the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust has closed.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 July 2015 17:57 )

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Plaque honours Rangers founder

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.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 July 2015 17:57 )

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Update on Kilmahew project

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.

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2015 18:03 )

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History event at Garelochhead

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.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 June 2015 18:02 )

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Memorial campaign launched

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.

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 June 2015 15:02 )

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Winter Open Meetings

comet4Open Meetings are held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on the final Wednesdays of September, October, November, January, February and March. All are most welcome.

Winter Talks 2017-18

  • Wednesday September 27 2017 — AGM; then Professor John Hume: History of local churches
  • Wednesday October 25 — Cleland Sneddon: Childhood holidays in Rosneath
  • Wednesday November 29 — David Bruce: Greatrex, Forger and Photographer

  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
  • Wednesday March 28 — To be confirmed.

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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