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Village heritage group's story told

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust heard the story of the award-winning Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group at their penultimate meeting of the 2009-10 winter season in Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday February 24.

Heritage Trust president Stewart Noble introduced the speaker, Mary Haggarty, founder and chair of the Group, who told of its formation in 2002 and the rapid progress it has made since then — including winning a Nationwide Community and Heritage Award in 2007.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 15 May 2010 12:54 )

 

College decay lamented

THE continuing decay of the former St Peter's Seminary at Cardross was lamented by an expert in historic buildings at the October open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at Helensburgh Tennis Club.

Simon Green, of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, travelled from Edinburgh to give a talk on some of the buildings of interest in the Clyde area.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:50 )

Second Memorabilia Night

THE centenary of Guiding in Helensburgh formed a major part of Helensburgh Heritage Trust's second Memorabilia Night at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday September 30.

District Commissioner Lisa Summers and Isobel Stirling provided a display of pictures and newspaper cuttings charting the progress of the organisation in the area.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:52 )

Trust visited steam railway

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust organised a visit to the Scottish Railway Preservation Society’s Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway at Bo'ness on Tuesday June 2 2009.

Local man Tony Dance kindly gave Trust members and friends a conducted tour behind the scenes.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:53 )

Talk on Baird's key players

A PREVIEW of some of the content of two new books about the development of television was given to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their final meeting of the winter season in Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday March 25 2009.

Dr Douglas Brown of Strathclyde University, an expert on TV inventor John Logie Baird, spoke about his soon to be published books ‘Images Across Space’ and ‘Beyond The Surface’.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:54 )

Rosneath's American base

THE fascinating story of the Rosneath naval base in World War Two was outlined to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their meeting in Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday February 25 2009.

The guest speaker was peninsula man Dennis Royal, author of ‘United States Navy Base Two: Americans at Rosneath 1941-45’ and the man who led the successful campaign for a memorial — erected in 2000 — to the American and British forces who served or trained at Rosneath during that period.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:56 )

A Traveller's Tales

GREAT stories and excellent photographs featured at the final 2008 open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust in Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday November 26.

The guest speaker was Marion Gillies, vice-chairman of Helensburgh Community Council and organiser of an exhibition in Helensburgh Library about the steamer Lucy Ashton earlier this year.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:56 )

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Next Open Meeting

Parkhead-wIan McKellar will talk about Parkhead and its garden at Rosneath, which he has restored, at Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday November 26 at 7.30pm. Non-members are most welcome.

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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