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Help wanted with research

THE story of Helensburgh GP Dr Fordyce Messer has attracted the attention of London-based Anne Hunter and her sister Helen Murden who are researching their family history.

A well known figure with his fine flowing beard, Dr Messer has a double claim to fame.

Last Updated ( Monday, 04 August 2014 13:24 )

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Actress came home for Games

HELENSBURGH-BORN Morven Christie was back in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

She starred in the opening event for ‘The Tin Forest Festival’ for the National Theatre of Scotland in the South Rotunda courtyard.

Last Updated ( Monday, 04 August 2014 13:01 )

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Engraving lent for exhibition

ONE of the works featuring in the current ‘Glasgow Girls: Artists and Designers 1920-1960’ exhibition in Kirkcudbright has been lent by Helensburgh’s Anderson Trust Collection.

 

It is a wood engraving entitled ‘The Emperor and the Nightingale’ by local artist, Elizabeth Odling (1924-2003).

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 July 2014 17:42 )

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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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First 2015 Open Meeting

St-Peters-Seminary

Michael Gallagher of Glasgow University will discuss 'Reinventing Ruins — stories from Kilmahew and St Peter's Seminary' at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday January 28 at 7.30pm. Non-members are most welcome.

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

Charity Number

Scottish Charity
SC024603