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MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust enjoyed a fascinating talk on the mansions of Cowal at the final open meeting of the 2014-15 winter season in Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday evening (March 25).

 

Past and future of St Peter's Seminary

THE inter-linked stories of St Peter’s Seminary and Kilmahew House in Cardross fascinated a large attendance of members at the Helensburgh Heritage Trust January Open Meeting.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 January 2015 14:59 )

Transformation of Parkhead, Rosneath

SOME 44 years of painstaking restoration work to an old dwelling and garden in Rosneath was described to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their November meeting in Helensburgh Tennis Club.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 November 2014 16:49 )

Short history of 9th Argylls

THE STORY of the local regiment, the 9th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, in the First World War, was told to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust on Wednesday evening.

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 October 2014 13:05 )

Helensburgh's postal past

HELENSBURGH’s postal history was examined at Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s final open meeting of the winter season on Wednesday March 26.

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 March 2014 16:07 )

Rise and fall of Alexander Donald

THE fascinating story of a Cardross man who went to live in America, became a friend of Thomas Jefferson, then became a bankrupt in a debtors prison was told to Helensburgh Heritage Trust on Wednesday evening, February 26.

James Donald travelled from his Dorset home to describe the colourful life of his forebear Alexander Donald of Geilston, who lived from 1745 until 1808.

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 March 2014 16:08 )

Talk on Training Ships

A CHANCE meeting in the graveyard of Rhu Church led to a villager researching the Training Ships Cumberland and Empress.

John Birch, who lives in Cumberland Terrace, met ex-Provost Billy Petrie in the graveyard, where some of the staff and pupils of the ships are buried — and their chat inspired him to find out more.

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 February 2014 19:01 )

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Winter Open Meetings 2015-16

A new series of six Winter Open Meetings will begin on Wednesday September 30 at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7.30pm.

Further meetings will be held on the last Wednesdays of October, November, January 2016, February and March.

The speakers programme will be published as soon as it is available.