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Panel monument to neglect

ONE of the more embarrassing aspects of Helensburgh seafront is a long neglected panel at the foot of John Street which ought to show details of The Sea Lochs Trail’ and is one of a series erected some years ago from Dumbarton to Arrochar.

The information area of the panel is now completely blank, but Helensburgh Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble discovered that there has been a D.I.Y. effort to provide information.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:12 )

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Cove History Exhibition

A LOCAL History Exhibition was held in Cove Burgh Hall on Sunday and Monday September 13 and 14 2009.

It included many maps, pictures and books, and a few artefacts — and visitors were invited to bring items of interest. There was also a timeline of the Rosneath Peninsula, to which visitors could add their own information.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:11 )

Burgh writer's legacy

A BOOKCASE of works by a former librarian from Helensburgh was gifted to Dumbarton recently in his memory.

Author and traveller Brian D.Osborne, who grew up in the burgh at the family home in West Princes Street and regularly returned from his Kirkintilloch home, often to give talks, died suddenly on May 30 2008 while on holiday in Uzbekistan.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:10 )

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Bronze Age find in Cardross

AN important find in Cardross from the early Bronze Age was featured in the annual Scottish Treasure Trove report for 2008-9, published in August 2009.

Under Scottish law all portable antiquities of archaeological, historical or cultural significance are subject to claim by the Crown through the Treasure Trove system and must be reported.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:13 )

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Book proceeds help charity

A RECENTLY published book provides an opportunity to support a cancer charity which operates in memory of a Helensburgh couple.

The Howden story re-told to help others was a three-year joint project by the late Douglas Hume of Helensburgh and his younger brother David, who is based in County Down, Northern Ireland. Now it is a fund-raiser for the June and Douglas Hume Memorial Fund.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:14 )

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Brian's last book published

THE last book by a very talented Helensburgh librarian and author has just been published and is now on sale.

'The People's Army: Home Guard in Scotland 1940-1944', by Brian D.Osborne, is available now online and in bookshops.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:16 )

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Helensburgh in Sussex

TWO blocks of apartments built recently in Upper Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, have been named Helensburgh Court and Baird Court.

Helensburgh Court (pictured) contains two-bedroom apartments going for some £150,000 each, and the adjacent Baird Court contains three-bedroom apartments at £175,000. Both were built by developer Laing Homes.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:09 )

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First 2019 Open Meeting

LocalHistory-wAt the first Open Meeting of 2019 at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday January 30 at 7.30pm Trust directors will tell the stories relating to several local images from bygone years.

Winter Talks

Wednesday September 26 — Bruce Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday October 31 — AGM; then David Clark: How Helensburgh ended the Great War

Wednesday November 28 — Eric Thompson: Helensburgh and the Peace Movement

Wednesday January 30 — Trust members: brief talks on images of the past

Wednesday February 27 — Robert Ryan: Loch Lomond islands by canoe

Wednesday March 27 — Jon Reid: The Royal Northern Story


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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