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Conroy study sold

A PAINTING of particular interest to Helensburgh and district was on show and for sale at the Christmas Exhibition at Ewan Mundy Fine Art in Glasgow from November 28 to December 22. 

'Nude Study', by highly regarded Helensburgh artist Stephen Conroy, is an 18 x 14 inches charcoal drawing on paper which was originally purchased at the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show in 1987, the year it was drawn.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 February 2012 12:11 )

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Guthrie drawing found

A WORK of art by one of the famous Glasgow Boys was uncovered recently in Rosneath.

The drawing, on tiles above a fireplace, features a ship in full sail and a number of Scottish sayings and proverbs.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 October 2011 14:13 )

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Centenarian's history discovered

Centenarian Rosina Drew was a major benefactress in Helensburgh and Rhu. 

This picture of her was found during the summer of 2011 when a house in the Kansas-Missouri area of the United States was being cleared. It was sold on ebay to an anonymous Helensburgh buyer.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 October 2011 19:24 )

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Search for Buchanan relatives was in vain

A DESCENDANT of a Buchanan family which left Helensburgh for the United States in the 1920s searched for any relatives living locally, but found none. 

Tom Smith lives in the famous Californian town of San Jose with his wife, and his four grown-up daughters all live nearby.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 November 2011 14:52 )

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Hollywood stars visit Hill House

FILM stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to Charles Rennie Macintosh's Hill House in Helensburgh on Monday August 22 2011.

The famous Hollywood couple, who are in Scotland as Brad shoot scenes for a zombie movie 'World War Z', arrived for a private tour which had been booked for 10 people.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 September 2011 17:52 )

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Cronin back in focus

THE new biography of Cardross-born author A.J.Cronin has been exclusively reviewed for this website by Helensburgh Heritage Trust president Malcolm Baird.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 June 2011 16:54 )

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Cronin biography published

A BIOGRAPHY of Cardross-born author A.J.Cronin was published on Thursday June 2 2011.

The 384 page hardback 'A.J Cronin — The Man who Created Dr Finlay' is the work of Welsh author Alan Davies, and is published by Alma Books, price £20.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 June 2011 16:56 )

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Next Open Meeting

ASH badgeRobert Layden will talk about the 9th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in World War One on Wednesday October 29 at 7.30pm. All welcome. AGM at 7pm.

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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