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 22 October 2017)

Everyone is welcome at the Open Day at the Pinewood Pottery from 12 noon to 2pm on Saturday 4 November to hear about the NOW Group’s exciting plans to redevelop the Pottery as a community asset and a facility to support those with special needs - see the poster on this page and BayBurn Life Issue 27.

Do please fill in the Village Plan survey, being distributed to all households in Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn in the BayBurn Life at the end of October. They can be returned to the Spar or to Bay Wines. This is the chance for all 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 will host a short Remembrance event at 12.30 on 4 November, with both guns being fired at 1pm. The 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 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.

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.

Pottery open day - Sat 4 November

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