Helen’s Bay & Crawfordsburn E-site



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 or via the submit comment facility on the ‘About’ page. In particular 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 11 May 2018)

The Residents Association AGM will be held at 8pm in St John’s Church Hall on Tuesday 15 May. All are welcome. There will be a report on the draft updated Village Plan  being prepared by the consultants and Council officers, with continuing input from the Residents Association.

St John’s May Fair and Art Exhibition is on Saturday 12 May, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Do come and enjoy, and support.

 NOW Group’s LOAF Pottery in Crawfordsburn opened on 1 May. It is formally open for business as an arts centre and coffee shop from 21 May. Please do drop in and support them, and those with special needs whom they help.

The History of Palace Barracks (to 1969) and Holywood as a Garrison Town, the latest book by Robin Masefield is on sale for  £10 by email to rmasefield@hotmail.com. All proceeds are now  going to two military charities.

Grey Point Fort is open on Saturdays and Sundays from  noon to 4pm.  

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 spring edition of the BayBurn Life is on the Gallery page.

The Council has published a World War Trail round the Borough. Copies are widely available, as is a community guide to Redburn Country Park.

See also local interest notices which are on the Community Notice-board at Helen’s Bay Station.

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

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