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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 )

Burgh led way on voting reform

HELENSBURGH was quick to respond to the national campaign to give more people the vote in 1884 — by staging only the second demonstration in Scotland.

This was revealed by Edinburgh University history and classics lecturer Mark Nixon when he spoke to Helensburgh Heritage Trust's final 2013 open meeting last Wednesday evening (November 27).

Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 February 2014 17:46 )

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Winter Open Meetings

comet4The first Open Meeting of the 2016-17 winter season will be on Wednesday September 28 at 7.30pm at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, with other meetings in October, November, January, February and March.