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 15 March 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. See the rehearsal photo.

Please note that as Serif are no longer supporting aspects of  WebPlus, the hit counter and the ‘submit’ facility on the ‘About’ page have been withdrawn.

The draft updated Village Plan is now being prepared by the consultants and Council officers, with continuing input from the Residents Association. The Residents Association AGM will be held on Tuesday 15 May.

The NOW Group will open the LOAF Pottery in Crawfordsburn on 1 May.

The History of Palace Barracks (to 1969) and Holywood as a Garrison Town, the latest book in Robin Masefield’s trilogy of North Down history, is on sale for  £10 at Neill Wine, and Stewart Millers, or by email to rmasefield@hotmail.com. All proceeds are now  going to two military charities.

Grey Point Fort is open on Saturdays and Sundays from  noon to 4pm.  

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 spring edition of the BayBurn Life is on the Gallery page.

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.

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.

Murder in Play in rehearsal.

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