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Programme  2017 – 2018


Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 7.30pm
Local tales: finding sources
Researching sources of local stories. 

Mary Irvine is a Dumbarton based author and blogger whose recent publications ‘Anne and Mary’s Local Tales’ have raised funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Wednesday 1 November 2017 at 7.30pm
A.J. Cronin
A presentation on the Cardross-born novelist and physician and his works

Ian Baillie is a former librarian with West Dunbartonshire Libraries and a founder member of Lennox Literary Society

Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 7.30pm
The Black Arts Behind Turkey Red Dyeing
The activities of Pierre Jacques Papillon, the odd business of Professor Black, industrial espionage and the demise of the Turkey Red process

Dave Harvie makes a welcome return visit with a follow up to an earlier talk on the Dyeing industry in The Vale. 

(Talk will be preceded by the AGM)

Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 7.30pm
Ross Priory Intake Works and Pumping Station - Recollections and Digressions

John Carruthers, site engineer during construction.

Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 7.30pm
Local connections: The estates of Kilmaronock

Research by Heritage Group Members on the history, operations and stories of the estates and landowners in our community eg Caldarvan, Ross Priory, Strathleven . Can you help?