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Sir Jackie is 75

WEDNESDAY June 12 2014 was yet another milestone in the extraordinary journey through life of Sir Jackie Stewart, one of the greatest Grand Prix drivers of all time and a man with many Helensburgh connections, when he celebrated his 75th birthday.

A back number of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper provided this image from another of the great days of his life . . . his wedding to Helensburgh girl Helen McGregor.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 July 2014 12:05 )

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Aussie search for burgh forebears

AN AUSTRALIAN airport engineer is searching for information about his Helensburgh and district forebears.

Ian Scott has been doing his research from his home in Melbourne, Victoria, since he retired in 1996, and has been interested in family history research for 25 years.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 June 2014 11:09 )

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Jean Petrie will be much missed

THE loss on Wednesday May 28 of one of Helensburgh's best known women is being felt right across the West of Scotland.

Jean Petrie will be remembered by everyone who met her, and there were thousands, as a gentlewoman of great grace and dignity, and by her family as “a five star mum”.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 June 2014 17:46 )

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WW2 memories DVD on sale

THE DVD produced by Helensburgh Heritage Trust about the Second World War memories of local people was much praised at its first three public showings attended by some 180 people . . . and it is now available to be purchased.

The 'All Our Stories' project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, involved Trust chairman Stewart Noble interviewing over a dozen people, with the filming and post-production work carried out by Robert Bell of West Highland Photography in James Street.

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 June 2014 16:03 )

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New director joins Trust

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust has a new director.

Alasdair W.Jamison, who is 62 and moved to Helensburgh in 2012 with his wife Anne, has been co-opted on to the board.

Last Updated ( Friday, 16 May 2014 15:29 )

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Kilmahew walk wet but interesting

A WALK with heritage interest took place in Cardross on Sunday May 11, and several Heritage Trust members were present.

The informal walk was organised at Kilmahew by the local landscape group who form part of the Invisible College team.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:53 )

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Historic theme at Festival

WEST Dunbartonshire Libraries have several events with a historical theme at their annual Booked Festival from Monday May 12 until Saturday May 31.

Alastair Moffat will be exploring the genetic history of Scotland and how an understanding of this can throw new light on the history of the nation, and Andrew Ferguson will be discussing the Scottish Enlightenment and its legacy.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 May 2014 19:14 )

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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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