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Sad death of John Carslaw

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with great regret the death of John Carslaw on Thursday in North Berwick at the age of 96.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 March 2016 16:22 )

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Cove and Kilcreggan marks 150 years

A CELEBRATION of architecture will come to Kilcreggan this month, helping to celebrate the area’s history.

 

A six-day programme of events will mark the 150th anniversary of the Burgh of Cove and Kilcreggan, which ceased to have its own Town Council in 1975 following a reform of local government.

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 March 2016 17:03 )

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Gordon opens Civic Centre

HELENSBURGH and Lomond Civic Centre was officially opened on Tuesday March 1 by the town's British no.1 wheelchair tennis champion, Gordon Reid.

The East Clyde Street complex combines the old Clyde Street School, later the Clyde Community Education Centre, and new-build offices for some 140 Argyll ad Bute Council staff.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 March 2016 13:57 )

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2002 Baird film on Youtube

THE 2002 BBC documentary about Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird is again available on Youtube.

For some years the film — directed by Jan Leman and owing much to work by the late Anthony Kamm — was available, but then it disappeared from the website.

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Town walks during Festival

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust will offer guided town centre walks at the time of the NVA Hinterland events at St Peter's Seminary in Cardross from Friday March 18 to Sunday March 27.

Walks will start every day at 11am and at 2.30pm, and will last between 90 minutes and two hours. They will commence at the Victoria Halls on Sinclair Street and will finish at the Clock Tower at the foot of Sinclair Street. They will be free of charge and no booking is required.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 March 2016 19:09 )

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Sad death of local historian

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with great regret the death of Helensburgh historian and author Pat Drayton.

Pat, who lived at Drumgarve Cottages, West Argyle Street, passed away in the Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, on Saturday February 6 at the age of 88.

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 February 2016 13:00 )

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Television is 90, by Malcolm Baird

JANUARY 26 2016 was the 90th anniversary of the first public demonstration of television by Helensburgh man John Logie Baird.

To mark the occasion his son, Professor Malcolm Baird, president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, wrote an article looking back on the 90 years of UK television. It can be downloaded as a pdf from the Downloads area of this website, or can be viewed on the Baird Television website.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:03 )

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First Winter Open Meeting 2016-17

William-Leiper-1The first Open Meeting of the winter season will be on Wednesday September 28 at 7.30pm prompt at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, when Ewan Kennedy will speak on 'The Leiper Legacy'.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — AGM at 7pm; The Rev David Clark: Helensburgh Boys Brigade Centenary
  • Wednesday November 30 — Ian MacEachern: The Luss Slate Quarries

  • Wednesday January 25 2017 — Bill Anderson: The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust
  • Wednesday February 22 — Dan Atkinson: The Samphire Project — marine archaeology in Argyll
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

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