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 13 January 2019)

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

 The next Helen’s Bay Players Production: ‘Wanted - One Body!will be held a week later than originally advertised on 24-26 January, at 8pm in St John’s Church Hall, Helen’s Bay. Tickets are £10, including light refreshment; they can be got from Square Cut, Bangor VIC or at the door on the night. It is another sparkling comedy who-dunnit, and great entertainment.

A public consultation meeting on two proposed environmental improvement projects - Station Square and Crawfordsburn Dam /Glen Park - will be held at 8pm on Thursday 17 January in St John’s Church Hall. There will be an update on the long-awaited, updated Village Plan for the two villages

 The  22nd Helen’s Bay Charity Christmas Eve Dip raised over £1800 for charity, with over 100 swimmers. Brilliant.

Holywood People,  a book produced by the Holywood District U3A has been 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 29th edition of the BayBurn Life, with details of many forthcoming events, is on the Gallery page. See also local interest notices which are on the Community Notice-board at Helen’s Bay Station. See also events online at 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.

In rehearsal for the play on 24 to 26 January in St John’s Church Hall

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