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Former Cairndhu organ to be restored

THE CONGREGATION of a church in Cumbria wants to restore a house organ which once stood in Cairndhu, the Helensburgh seafront mansion built in 1871.

Famous burgh architect William Leiper designed Cairndhu in the style of a miniature French chateau, with magnificent stained glass windows by Daniel Cottier and a dramatic black and gold Anglo-Japanese ceiling featuring sunflowers, bamboo and birds.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:01 )

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Talk on 1915-45 Clyde defence

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust and the North Clyde Archaelogical Society held a joint meeting on Wednesday October 5.

The meeting was in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls in Colquhoun Street, and Geoffrey Stell spoke about the Defence of the Clyde from 1914-45.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 October 2016 16:09 )

New session — new venue

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust moved to a new venue for the first open meeting of the winter session on Wednesday September 28.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 September 2016 11:44 )

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Comet silhouette presented

A SILHOUETTE of Henry Bell’s Comet which stands beside the car park of the Waitrose store at Colgrain was formally presented by Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the store today (Wednesday August 31).

Built by apprentices from Babcock Engineering at Faslane to a design by burgh architect Ian Plenderleath, it was first display as part of the Comet bicentenary celebrations in Helensburgh in 2012.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 September 2016 15:25 )

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Burgh church restoration

HELENSBURGH Parish Church, which has stained glass windows dedicated to the inventor of television and a former British prime minister, is undergoing a near £300,000 makeover.

The project at the B-listed former West Kirk in Colquhoun Square follows awards of £190,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:49 )

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Cardross project wins award

IT HAS been a fantastic year so far for the Kilmahew/St Peter's project at Cardross, and last week brought more good news — Hinterland won the Judges' Choice Award at the first ever Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards.

The Judges’ Choice Award acknowledged a cultural event, artist or performance which provided “that feeling that you are in exactly the right place at the right time … when the stars collide and you know that the play, or dance performance, or gig is something truly exceptional”.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 July 2016 16:13 )

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TV inventor's daughter dies suddenly

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with deep regret the death of Diana Richardson, daughter of TV inventor John Logie Baird.

Mrs Richardson, whose brother Professor Malcolm Baird is president of the Trust, died suddenly but peacefully at Monklands General Hospital on Saturday July 2.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:07 )

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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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