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HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust was delighted to fulfil a sixteen-year dream on May 1 with the opening of its Heritage Room in Helensburgh Library in West King Street.

But, although a number of experts on local history were present at the opening reception — the last function presided over by Provost Billy Petrie before his well-earned retirement after 45 years in local government — none could solve a mystery.

Last Updated ( Friday, 25 May 2012 11:31 )

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Book honours artist couple

A BOOK which tells the story of a Helensburgh couple who were both noted artists and musicians was launched at a reception in the burgh library on April 19.

‘Ted and Elizabeth Odling — Artists of the West of Scotland’ was put together over three years by their children, Noelle, Christopher and Nicholas. It combines their life stories with many examples of their work.

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 May 2012 16:49 )

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£1million desk and chair on display

A STUNNING writing desk and its high-backed chair are on display together in Hill House in Helensburgh for the first time for decades — but only until the end of October.

The desk, worth at least £1 million, was designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Walter Blackie, the mansion’s owner, and is made from ebonised oak decorated with mother of pearl.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 April 2012 10:47 )

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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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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 26 — Tam Ward: Recent Discoveries by the North Clyde Archaelogical Society
  • Wednesday March 26 — 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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