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Arrochar painting on sale

AN 1875 Loch Longside painting will be on show and on sale at a Glasgow gallery's latest exhibition from April 27 to May 23.

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 April 2012 13:08 )

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Trust displays its original paintings

THE annual exhibition of paintings from the Anderson Trust Local Collection is now on display in Helensburgh Library in West King Street.

It is thirty years since this collection was bequeathed to Helensburgh by Annie (Nance) Templeton Anderson MBE and a Trust established to manage it.

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 April 2012 13:14 )

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Antiques Roadshow seeks help

AN article on this website about the Helensburgh woman who taught the Queen to drive has caught the attention of the popular BBC TV series Antiques Roadshow.

Sophie Wogden from the BBC in Bristol emailed: "I work as a researcher on the Antiques Roadshow and I am currently putting together stories for a special ‘Royal edition’ of the programme.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:33 )

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Burgh artists work was on sale

WORKS by three important artists with strong Helensburgh connections were on display at a Glasgow gallery recently.

Paintings by Norah Neilson Gray, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and James Whitelaw Hamilton were included in the Glasgow Boys & Glasgow Girls exhibition at Ewan Mundy Fine Art, 211 West George Street.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 March 2012 18:24 )

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Henry Bell and the Comet

2012 was the year of the bicentenary of Henry Bell's Comet steamship, and the Comet Bicentenary Committee set up by Helensburgh Heritage Trust organised first a website and then the celebrations themselves.

It has been agreed to keep the Comet website online until 2015, but all the material which is on that website, including many heritage articles about Bell himself and the vessel, an excerpt from the 1897 book 'Annals of Garelochside' by W.C.Maughan, and a feature by Bell's biographer, the late Brian D.Osborne, has been copied to the Henry Bell section of this website.

All appropriate images from the past and the celebrations have also been copied to the Photo Gallery on this website, with an album devoted to the subject.

The Trust is in the process of preparing a dvd of Henry Bell material for use in local schools.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2013 17:16 )

Burgh writers contribute to new book

TWO Helensburgh writers have contributed to a new book published by Clydebank Life Story Group.

Entitled 'Write on Time', it contains 87 pages of stories, rhymes and poems, many of them illustrated, from members and associate members of the group, and it is their fifth book.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 February 2012 18:48 )

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Historic tiles found in burgh pub

A FASCINATING piece of literary history was uncovered during renovations at a popular Helensburgh hostelry, the Ashton in West Princes Street, in December 2011.

The removal of panelling in the front of the public house to open up the windows revealed a set of ten sepia-toned ceramic tiles, each featuring characters from the Waverley Novels by Sir Walter Scott.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 January 2012 18:49 )

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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 on the heritage aspects of the CHORD project in Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh.

Non-members are always welcome, and tea and coffee is served at the end of the meeting.