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 11 February 2018)

Murder in Play by Simon Brett will be the Helen’s Bay Players spring production, in St John’s Church Hall, at 8pm from 22 to 24 March. It’s a highly-entertaining play which should be great fun for all.

The Village Plan updating consultation continues, with over 200 surveys returned.  The draft updated Plan is now being prepared by the consultants and Council officers, with continuing input from the Residents Association.

The NOW Group will reopen the Pottery in Crawfordsburn after Easter, with open mornings to showcase the plans and progress in March.

To join James Megaw’s Bayburn Fitness Sessions,  ring him on 07793 470324.

The History of Palace Barracks (to 1969) and Holywood as a Garrison Town, by Robin Masefield is on sale locally for £10.  

Grey Point 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   Subscriptions of just £5 per household are welcome to Robin. The current edition of the BayBurn Life is on the Gallery page; the next edition will be distributed in March.

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.

Now on sale at local outlets for £10.

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