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 . 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 28 October 2018)

Apologies are due for the failure to update this website for several months. While usage may be reducing, it is intended to continue for a while yet.

St John’s Church Hall is hosting afternoon tea and a  performance by Bangor Ladies Choir on Saturday 10 November from 2pm. This is to raise funds for the NOW Group charity - tickets are just £10 from the LOAF Pottery.NOW Group’s LOAF Pottery in Crawfordsburn is open as an arts centre and coffee shop.

Also on 10 November, there will be a remembrance service at Grey Point Fort, with the guns being fired at 1pm. (Grey Point Fort is open on Saturdays and Sundays from  noon to 4pm.)

 Helen’s Bay Players Production: ‘Wanted - One Body!’ 16-19 January, 8pm in St John’s Church Hall, Helen’s Bay.

Holywood People,  a book produced by the Holywood District U3A will be on sale from mid-November for just £5. Contact Robin Masefield for copies.  

Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn Residents Association’s secretary, Robin Masefield, is on 07966 589091. Subscriptions of just £5 per household are welcome to Robin. The autumn edition of the BayBurn Life is being distributed very shortly.

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. See also events on Nextdoor.

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.

The LOAF Pottery

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