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 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 8 June 2017)

Thanks to all who came to the  annual  St John’s May Fair  and Art Exhibition on Saturday 13 May. Although the weather was not great, it raised a splendid sum with great  entertainment,.

A 25 page illustrated colour booklet commemorating those in the St John’s Church who served in the Great War,  can be got at St John’s Church which also features in the new Council World Wars Trail or from rmasefield@hotmail.com.

Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn Residents Association’s secretary, Robin Masefield, is on 07966 589091 or at rmasefield@hotmail.com.  The AGM was held on 10 May. The new Treasurer is Haydn Deane; subscriptions of just £5 per household are welcome to him or Robin.

Grey Point Fort is open, free of charge currently on Saturdays and Sundays and some Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,  from noon to 4pm..  At 1pm on Sunday 25 June, both of the huge naval guns will be fired as part of Armed Forces weekend.

The Council has published a Walk and Cultural Trail showing places of interest in Crawfordsburn and Helen’s Bay. Copies are widely available.

Belfast-based charity, the NOW Group, supporting learning-disabled adults, will soon refurbish the Crawfordsburn Pinewood Pottery, and create a coffee shop.

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.




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