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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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Kay painting unsold

A PAINTING by renowned Portincaple artist James Kay RSA RSW was offered for sale at £1,250 in May 2011, but did not find a buyer and was returned to its owner. 

The watercolour, signed and measuring about 9 by 13 ins, is entitled 'Tending the Cows, Arran' and was included in an exhibition of paintings of subjects in the Arran area for sale at Ewan Mundy Fine Art, 211 West George Street, Glasgow.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 October 2011 13:26 )

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Talk on railway heritage

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust were among those who attended a talk in the Victoria Hall on Tuesday May 17 by the executive director of the Railway Heritage Trust.

Andy Savage, who is based at Euston Station in London, was undertaking a small tour of Scottish stations and agreed to meet with some members of Helensburgh and Gareloch Horticultural Society and Helensburgh Model Railway Club to give a presentation about the history and function of the Railway Heritage Trust.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:12 )

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Artist's Mackintosh connection

ONE of Helensburgh and district’s most commercially successful artists enjoyed the month of May 2011 painting in France — thanks to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh connection. 

Mary Batchelor, who lives in Rhu, was one of the first two Scottish lady artists to be offered the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Residency at Collioure in the Pyrénées Orientales in southern France.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 October 2011 14:43 )

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2014-15 Winter Talks

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.

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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