The Blog / December 2012

Why Heroes?

One comment which we hear from time to time is why ‘Heroes’ why the ‘Heroes Centre’? Is there not scope for confusion with similarly named Military charities and campaigns? The simple answer is Yes there could be, but it is a risk we are prepared to take. We have thought long and hard about this […]

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Why I’m backing the Heroes Centre Ambassador & Author Sam Wilding

Born in Braeholm in the sixties I spent many a weekend learning how to swim and control my shivering in Helensburgh’s outdoor pool. I enjoyed running along the promenade and visiting what was probably my first real bookshop. Now sadly closed, Bookworms was nothing short of an Aladdin’s Cave to me. It was there that […]

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Welcome! The Heroes Centre: An Unexpected Journey

The site may be shiny and new but the journey to this point has been long, and at times rather tortuous. For those of you that have only recently discovered the Heroes Centre or Helensburgh Heroes we thought you might appreciate a little background. Back in 2008 a group of like minded individuals came together […]

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Historic John Logie Baird Artefacts saved for the Heroes Centre

A successful online crowdfunding campaign to raise £2,250 to secure two historic and very rare items related to John Logie Baird’s pioneering television days has resulted in their safe arrival in the place of his birth. The two items, a copy of the world’s first commercial television catalogue dated 1928, and a spectacular 3 foot […]

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Scottish Schools Fencing Champion enters Hall of Fame

The Heroes Centre is delighted to induct 18 year old Mhairi Davidson into the Wall of Fame. Having taken up fencing at the age of 10, and being coached by her Father, Mhairi has quickly risen to become one of Scotland’s rising sports stars. In her short career Mhairi has become the Scottish Fencing Over-16 […]

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