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Baird recording stays in UK

THE OLDEST surviving transmission recording made by Helensburgh-born TV pioneer John Logie Baird has been saved for the nation — thanks to a burgh businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 October 2015 15:32 )

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Cove and Kilcreggan heritage leaflet

THE REMARKABLE architecture of Cove and Kilcreggan is highlighted in a new heritage trail leaflet launched this month.

Houses, churches, shops and hotels feature in a leaflet produced by the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:33 )

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Photo date mystery

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust has been given an old photo of the Clydesdale Bank in James Street — but so far has been unable to date it.

Trust chairman Stewart Noble said: "Because of the metal railings outside the bank, it can be dated to before the Second World War, but what the event was, we do not know.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 September 2015 18:09 )

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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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First 2018 Open Meeting

Mike-Thornley-wThe first 2018 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 31. Mike Thornley will talk about the Glenarn garden at Rhu. Anyone interested 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 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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