Helensburgh Heroes is delighted to announce that it’s long awaited Heroes Centre opened at 28 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, on Saturday 2nd December.
The ‘ribbon cutting’ opening ceremony was performed by Miss Laura Conley, grand daughter of Jean Baird, John Logie Baird’s sister, and Professor Michael Baker, Chairman of the charity. The premises contains a merchandise area, retailing items associated with Helensburgh & Lomond area and an exhibition of John Logie Baird and other notable Helensburgh residents. A 50s themed cafe – Hucksters – is due to open in 12 days time.
The cafe is named after actress Deborah Kerr’s breakthrough Hollywood movie, made in 1947 and starring Clark Gable.
The premises is also a designated VisitScotland Tourist Information Centre and partner for the John Muir Way.
The charity’s trustees hope the centre will generate support for the larger and more ambitious second phase of Helensburgh Heroes, involving a learning and training facility, a multi-use public space and support for local business start-ups.
Helensburgh Heroes’ chair, Professor Michael Baker, said: “The centre will show we have a really good idea for Helensburgh, and we want to show the community the potential of that idea.
28 Sinclair Street will open seven days per week from 09.00 to 21.00, once the cafe has opened.