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 26 July 2017)

Grey Point Fort is open, free of charge currently on Saturdays and Sundays and some Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,  from noon to 4pm..  On 11 to 13 August, there will be a 204 (NI) Field Hospital Families Fun Day and Military Vehicles on display at  Grey Point Fort. The Amateur Radio Society will be transmitting too.

Congratulations to all who participated in the annual Parent and child tournament, again splendidly organised by Rosie Masefield, at Helen’s Bay Tennis Club on Sunday 23 July. After a nail-biting finale, the winners were Michael and Dylan McCartney who defeated the previous winners Richard and Cameron Boulton.

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.

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

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.

Michael and Dylan McCartney

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