Helen’s Bay & Crawfordsburn E-site

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This site is a community resource for Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn, set up by the BayBurnLife editor. It is intended to publicise activities in the villages of Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn, and to provide links to other local websites and to organisations that may not have their own. Comments may be sent to bayburnlifeeditor@hotmail.com . The site aims to support activities of  local community groups including the Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn Residents Association. It also includes a page on St John’s Church, Helen’s Bay.

Contact: bayburnlifeeditor@hotmail.com

Website established October 2011

Main Street, Crawfordsburn, in the early Twentieth Century

Helen’s Bay Railway Station, in the 1930s; the original painting by Norman Whitla may be seen at the North Down Museum, Bangor - www.northdown.gov.uk/heritage

News: (updated at 6 December 2018)

Apologies are due for the failure to update this website as regularly as before. While usage may be reducing, it is intended to continue for a while yet.


The traditional - 22nd - annual Helen’s Bay Charity Christmas Eve Dip/Swim will take place on Helen’s Bay Beach at 12.30 sharp on Monday 24 December. Participants and supporters are welcome, and to tea and light refreshments in St John’s Church Hall, afterwards.


The two local Carol Services are at 7pm in Station Square, Helen’s Bay on Thursday 20 December, and in the Old Inn car park, Crawfordsburn at 8pm on Christmas Eve.


 The next Helen’s Bay Players Production: ‘Wanted - One Body!’ will be held a week later than originally advertised on 23-26 January, at 8pm in St John’s Church Hall, Helen’s Bay.


Holywood People,  a book produced by the Holywood District U3A has been on sale from mid-November for just £5. Contact Robin Masefield for copies.  

Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn Residents Association’s secretary, Robin Masefield, is on 07966 589091. Subscriptions of just £5 per household are welcome to Robin.

The Council is due to publish the long-awaited, updated Village Plan for the two villages in the first half of 2019, with a progress report on the two consultancies on Station Square and Crawfordsburn Dam area.

The 29th edition of the BayBurn Life, with details of many forthcoming events, is on the Gallery page. See also local interest notices which are on the Community Notice-board at Helen’s Bay Station. See also events on Nextdoor.

This website also has a PDF version of ‘Twixt Bay and Burn’  a history of Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn published in late 2011 by the Bayburn Historical Society.



The LOAF Pottery, on Main Street, Crawfordsburn

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