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Is this a Cardross class?

A FORMER Helensburgh woman who now lives in Shetland is trying to find out more about her family history through this photograph.

Cathy Shearer thinks that her mother told her that the photo was taken at Cardross School in the late 1890s.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 January 2014 18:23 )

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Librarian's new book on castles

A FORMER Helensburgh librarian who took early retirement from Argyll and Bute Council nearly three years ago has used his extra time to write a new book about Scottish castles.

Mike Davis, who is one of the two honorary members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, was a popular figure in – and is much missed from — his role as reference and lifelong learning librarian at the town library in West King Street.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 January 2014 15:50 )

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Plaque to honour Baird

HELENSBURGH'S most famous son will be honoured with a commemorative plaque . . . thanks to the Heritage Trust.

John Logie Baird — the engineer and inventor who gave the world’s first demonstration of a working television in 1926 — is one of 12 historic figures to be celebrated in the first year of Scotland’s Commemorative Plaque Scheme.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:23 )

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Forty years of photos in new book

A NEW book of photographs taken all over the world over 40 years by a renowned Shandon photographer and film maker is now on sale.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 November 2013 17:08 )

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Trust chairman on radio

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble was interviewed on Monday October 7 2013 for the BBC Scotland radio programme 'Out of Doors', which was broadcast on Saturday October 19.

Stewart was at the Tourist Information Centre at the foot of Sinclair Street to meet broadcaster Mark Stephen and take him on a town centre walk to point out some of the burgh's historical and other features.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:24 )

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Trust claims victory in VC campaign

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust is claiming victory in a campaign to ensure that a World War One hero from Cardross was not left out of official commemorations.

The government is to create memorial paving stones to honour Victoria Cross winners as part of next year’s events to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 October 2013 15:41 )

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TV featured Maid of Loch

LOCH LOMOND and the Maid of the Loch steamer featured on a BBC1 Scotland TV programme on Monday September 30.

It was the second weekly episode of a five-week series entitled 'Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands', produced by Paul Murton of Glasgow's Timeline Films.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 October 2013 11:59 )

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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 26 — Tam Ward: Recent Discoveries by the North Clyde Archaelogical Society
  • Wednesday March 26 — 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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