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 November 2017)

16 November sees the official launch of  The History of Palace Barracks (to 1969) and Holywood as a Garrison Town, the latest book in Robin Masefield’s trilogy of North Down history. With over 250 pages and images, it is on sale for just £10 at the Spar and at Bay Wines, and other outlets, or contact rmasefield@hotmail.com.; all profits will go to two military charities.

Do please fill in the Village Plan survey, distributed to all households in Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn in the BayBurn Life. They can be returned to the Spar or to Bay Wines by 6 December.  Please come to the public meeting at 7.30pm on Wed 22 November in the Presbyterian church hall. This is the chance for residents to reflect their current concerns and priorities for local improvements.

Dare you join James Megaw’s Bayburn Fitness Boot Camp? Ring James on 07793 470324.  More classes may follow.  

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

Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn Residents Association’s secretary, Robin Masefield, is on 07966 589091 or at   Subscriptions of just £5 per household are welcome to Robin. The autumn/winter 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. Information about events in the Holywood area is at www.holywoodhub.org and the linked Calendar and Hub Facebook page.

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.

On sale from 16 November at local outlets for just £10.

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