AN APPRENTICE engineer with Helensburgh TV pioneer John Logie Baird died shortly before Christmas at the age of 104.
HELENSBURGH Lawn Tennis Club was well represented at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre yesterday afternoon as the Freedom of Argyll and Bute was conferred on world wheelchair tennis no.1 and Paralympic gold medalist Gordon Reid.
At a special meeting of Argyll and Bute Council in the Marriage Room at the Civic Centre in East Clyde Street — which Gordon officially opened earlier this year — the council leader, Dick Walsh, proposed the motion to make Gordon a Freeman, and this was seconded by Councillor Ellen Morton.He was then presented with a framed scroll, and a reception followed.
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A NEW book about the NVA project at St Peter's Seminary, Cardross, will be launched at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street on Thursday December 8.
A drinks reception will be held at 6.30pm, and will be followed by a talk by Angus Farquhar and Diane Watters. This event is free but ticketed, and very few tickets remain.
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HELP is wanted from Helensburgh and district people for a major project researching the role of local women in World War Two.
The West Dunbartonshire Women's History Group has received Sharing Heritage Lottery Funding for their new year-long project titled “The Changing Roles of West Dunbartonshire Women throughout the Second World War, 1939-45”.
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ONE of Garelochside’s most historic homes, the four bedroom Ferry Inn at Rosneath, is being offered for sale by Savills Glasgow with an asking price of over £795,000.
Set in four acres of its own grounds with 250 metres of frontage to Gare Loch and ownership of the shingle beach in front, Ferry Inn was one of only two homes in Scotland designed by noted architect Edwin Lutyens.
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THE CONGREGATION of a church in Cumbria wants to restore a house organ which once stood in Cairndhu, the Helensburgh seafront mansion built in 1871.
Famous burgh architect William Leiper designed Cairndhu in the style of a miniature French chateau, with magnificent stained glass windows by Daniel Cottier and a dramatic black and gold Anglo-Japanese ceiling featuring sunflowers, bamboo and birds.
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HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust and the North Clyde Archaelogical Society held a joint meeting on Wednesday October 5.
The meeting was in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls in Colquhoun Street, and Geoffrey Stell spoke about the Defence of the Clyde from 1914-45.
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The next Open Meeting will be on Wednesday January 25 at 7.30pm prompt at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street. Bill Anderson will speak about the Anderson Local Art Collection.
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