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 22 April 2017)

On Wednesday 10 May at 8pm in St John’s Church Hall, the Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn Residents Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting. All are welcome for a stimulating evening. Annual subscription per household is only £5. See the poster below.

The annual  St John’s May Fair is on Saturday 13 May,  from 11am to 3pm, with the Art Exhibition in the church also on the Friday evening. Adult entry £2; lots of entertainment, including live harp music at 11am in the church, plants, cakes, books, bric-a-brac and much more.

A 25 page illustrated colour booklet commemorating those in the St John’s Church who served in the Great War,  can be got at rmasefield@hotmail.com.

Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn Residents Association’s secretary, Robin Masefield, is on 07966 589091 or at rmasefield@hotmail.com.  

Grey Point Fort is open, free of charge currently on Saturdays and Sundays and some Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,  from noon to 4pm. .

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, is to 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.



H.B.C.R.A. AGM on 10 May

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