I trust that you have enjoyed the summer. After a year and a bit of uncertainty, and for so many, misery, it has been great to be able to get outside again, even if that has simply meant sitting in the sunshine with a cup of tea.
The following is an update on the Lennox Heritage Society and some other news.
Your society committee met – in a garden and within advised parameters – to discuss the future programme.
There is certainly much eagerness to get back into normality and routine. Whatever “normality” will mean for the foreseeable future, it won’t be quite what it was before covid arrived. At this point, not everyone is confident enough to meet in sizeable groups and the booking of the Concord Centre facilities from the Council is not yet possible. We decided that we will hold off until the New Year before restarting evening lectures. That should give sufficient time to adjust to any new protocols and by then we will also know of any new threats.
So please be patient and wait until January before expecting the winter lecture programme.
There are some other things to tickle your interest in the interim.
Jeremy Watson’s website EXPLORE WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE continues to grow.
Doors Open Day WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE will be held on Saturday the 11th September. Watch the local press or look at the national Doors Open Day website for more details. This year it will be a rather paired down programme with just 3 venues and 3 walks, but you are sure to find them of interest. [Next year we will be back into routine with a full programme].
The Shipyard Trust has a lot of fascinating information on shipbuilding on the Clyde, including the Leven. Home | The Shipyard Trust If you register with them, you will receive newsletters, The subject of their latest one is entitled A River Named Clota and gives some great insight into what we probably thought we knew.
The North Clyde Archaeology Society return to their monthly evening lectures in Septembers. There will be some precautionary changes. A larger venue at the Helensburgh Community Hub, formerly the Red Cross hall, 116, East Princess Street. And fewer lectures this season. (If you wish to know more, please contact me).