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Bottles project — helpers wanted

A SEARCH took place in October to find a heritage treasure trove on the site of the car park for the Waitrose store which is to be built opposite Hermitage Academy at Colgrain — and helpers are wanted to clean what was found.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 November 2012 12:51 )


Town church looked back

HELENSBURGH'S St Michael and All Angels Scottish Episcopal Church looked back over the weekend from Friday to Sunday October 5-7.

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 October 2012 16:11 )


50 years of Helensburgh rugby

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Rugby Football Club have begun planning for the club's 50th anniversary from August 23-25 next year.

A Friday evening reception will be followed by a match on the Saturday afternoon, then a Golden Jubilee Gala dinner for some 500 guests in a marquee at the Ardencaple ground in the evening.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:52 )


Navy bell returns to town

A MYSTERY bell inscribed with 'Helensburgh' and discovered in an antique shop in the south of England made its way back to the town where it is believed to have originated.

Andrew Joyne, who lives near Canterbury, was given the bell by a friend who used to run an antique shop in Ramsgate, Kent. It is inscribed 'NLSCC/Helensburgh/AJAX DIVISION'.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:08 )


New book launched on steamer

AUTHORS Iain Quinn and Alistair Deayton signed copies of their new book '200 Years of Clyde Paddle Steamers' — which started with Henry Bell's Comet — aboard the paddle steamer Waverley on a trip from Glasgow to Rothesay on Friday August 10.

In the book Deayton and Quinn look at the two centuries of Clyde paddle steamers, illustrating the most famous, such as the Columba, Jeanie Deans and Waverley, — as well as the piers they sailed from, from Rothesay to Helensburgh and from Loch Goil to Loch Long.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 September 2012 13:52 )


Rhu artist's latest work on show

NEW paintings by celebrated Rhu artist Mary Batchelor are on show at an exhibition of her work which has opened on the island of Islay.

The exhibition has been staged by Petra Pearce at her Outback Gallery at Sanaigmore, and it is Mary's first work since returning from a study visit to Collioure in France last year.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 August 2012 16:09 )


Comet Bicentenary Events Timetable

Comet Bicentenary Celebrations — Helensburgh, Saturday August 4

Organiser Stewart Noble, chairman of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, has announced that the following events will be taking place in the vicinity of Helensburgh Pier in the afternoon (timings to be confirmed - see below):

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 July 2012 18:30 )

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Next Open Meeting

Fraser-Noble-wThe second of six Winter Open Meetings will be held on Wednesday October 28 at Helensburgh Tennis Club in Suffolk Street at 7.30pm, when Fraser Noble will talk about boatbuilding at McGruers. The AGM is at 7pm.

Winter Talks 2015-16

  • Wednesday September 30 2015 — Melissa Simpson: Hermitage Park: past, present and future
  • Wednesday October 28 — AGM at 7pm; Fraser Noble of McGruers: My family has been building boats since the 11th Century
  • Wednesday November 25 — Sir Malcolm Colquhoun and James Pearson: The Clan Colquhoun and the History of Helensburgh (to be held at the Loch Lomond Golf Club at Luss)

  • Wednesday January 27 2016 — Lachie Munro: The Many Lives of Robert Bontine Cunningham Graham — the Uncrowned King of Scotland
  • Wednesday February 24 — Sue Furness, Fiona Jackson: Hidden Heritage of a Landscape — Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers
  • Wednesday March 30 — Fiona Baker: Boutcher's Banks — the Genesis of Helensburgh?

Meetings are normally in the upstairs room at Helensburgh Tennis Club, Suffolk Street, at 7.30pm.

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