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Cronin biography published

A BIOGRAPHY of Cardross-born author A.J.Cronin was published on Thursday June 2 2011.

The 384 page hardback 'A.J Cronin — The Man who Created Dr Finlay' is the work of Welsh author Alan Davies, and is published by Alma Books, price £20.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 June 2011 16:56 )

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Kay painting unsold

A PAINTING by renowned Portincaple artist James Kay RSA RSW was offered for sale at £1,250 in May 2011, but did not find a buyer and was returned to its owner. 

The watercolour, signed and measuring about 9 by 13 ins, is entitled 'Tending the Cows, Arran' and was included in an exhibition of paintings of subjects in the Arran area for sale at Ewan Mundy Fine Art, 211 West George Street, Glasgow.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 October 2011 13:26 )

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Talk on railway heritage

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust were among those who attended a talk in the Victoria Hall on Tuesday May 17 by the executive director of the Railway Heritage Trust.

Andy Savage, who is based at Euston Station in London, was undertaking a small tour of Scottish stations and agreed to meet with some members of Helensburgh and Gareloch Horticultural Society and Helensburgh Model Railway Club to give a presentation about the history and function of the Railway Heritage Trust.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:12 )

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Artist's Mackintosh connection

ONE of Helensburgh and district’s most commercially successful artists enjoyed the month of May 2011 painting in France — thanks to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh connection. 

Mary Batchelor, who lives in Rhu, was one of the first two Scottish lady artists to be offered the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Residency at Collioure in the Pyrénées Orientales in southern France.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 October 2011 14:43 )

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New Anderson Trust exhibition

NEW YEAR blues are dispelled every year by the return of the Turners at the National Gallery in Edinburgh . . . and of the Anderson Trust paintings in Helensburgh Library.

This fine local collection, bequeathed to the town in 1980 by Annie Templeton Anderson, now numbers 90 paintings – too many to be displayed together, so a different selection is made each time.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 March 2011 16:47 )

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Second dig at High Morlaggan

A FURTHER dig is to take place at the archaeological site at High Morlaggan, near Arrochar, in April and May.

This second dig is thanks to a £30,000 grant jointly awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Islands LEADER Local Action Group.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 February 2011 14:44 )

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New book on Clyde piers

A NEW publication brings together a selection of photographs of the Clyde Coast piers from the late 19th century to the present day, including Helensburgh, Kilcreggan, Coulport and Arrochar.

Alistair Deayton, author of several books about the Clyde and about steamers, relates the history of the piers and shows the variety of vessels that called.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 January 2011 18:10 )

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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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