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BBC TV featured MAEE memories

THE Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment in Helensburgh and Rhu during the Second World War featured on BBC-1 TV during Remembrance Week . . . for the second time.

Last year BBC1 TV told the story of Pyro, the cat that flew with Bob Bird, the MAEE photographer, in a special edition of the Antiques Roadshow, and this year they interviewed Mrs Frances A.McLaren, a former MAEE scientific assistant, for a programme which was broadcast at 9.15 am on Tuesday November 6.

Last Updated ( Friday, 23 November 2012 19:04 )

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New steamers history launched

A NEW history of the steamers, ferries and personalities — including Henry Bell — that have served the Clyde resorts since 1812 has just been published.

It is entitled ‘Pleasures of the Firth: 200 Years of Clyde Steamers’, and author Andrew Clark, a Financial Times journalist, tells the colourful story from the first steamer, Henry Bell’s Comet, in 1812 to the present day.

Last Updated ( Friday, 02 November 2012 14:09 )

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Arrochar Vikings research project

A PROJECT to investigate the Viking history of the Arrochar and Tarbet area will begin next month. 

Entitled ‘The Hidden Heritage of a Landscape: Vengeful Vikings and Reckless Rustlers’, the project is community-led and will use popular interest in Viking history to involve local people.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:05 )

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400 pay tribute to John Johnston

OVER 400 people attended a Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving at St Michael and All Angels Church, Helensburgh, on Friday October 12 for the life of Helensburgh Heritage Trust's company secretary and treasurer, John W.P.Johnston, C.A.

Ever cheerful, smiling and helpful, John, of Rhu Arden, 1 Upper Sutherland Crescent, died at the Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, on Thursday October 5 after a short illness.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 October 2012 12:31 )

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Bottles project — helpers wanted

A SEARCH took place in October to find a heritage treasure trove on the site of the car park for the Waitrose store which is to be built opposite Hermitage Academy at Colgrain — and helpers are wanted to clean what was found.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 November 2012 12:51 )

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Town church looked back

HELENSBURGH'S St Michael and All Angels Scottish Episcopal Church looked back over the weekend from Friday to Sunday October 5-7.

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 October 2012 16:11 )

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50 years of Helensburgh rugby

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Rugby Football Club have begun planning for the club's 50th anniversary from August 23-25 next year.

A Friday evening reception will be followed by a match on the Saturday afternoon, then a Golden Jubilee Gala dinner for some 500 guests in a marquee at the Ardencaple ground in the evening.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:52 )

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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 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

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