Helen’s Bay & Crawfordsburn E-site

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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 12 March 2017)

The next Helen’s  Bay Players production is three One Act Plays,  entitled Rude Awakenings at 8pm on 6 to 8 April in St John’s Church Hall. Tickets, including a complimentary glass of wine, can be obtained from the Council Tourism Centre or at the door on the night, cost £10. The photo is the poster pour memoir.

On 10 May at 8pm in St John’s Church Hall, the Residents Association is holding its Annual General Meeting. All welcome.

The St John’s May Fair is on Saturday 13 May, with the Art Exhibition in the church also on the Friday evening. Adult entry £2; lots of entertainment.

A 25 page illustrated colour booklet commemorating those in the St John’s Church who served in the Great War,  can be got at rmasefield@hotmail.com.

Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn Residents Association’s secretary, Robin Masefield, is on 07966 589091 or at rmasefield@hotmail.com.  

Grey Point Fort is open, free of charge currently on Saturdays and Sundays and some Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays,  from noon to 4pm. .

The Council has published a Walk and Cultural Trail showing places of interest in Crawfordsburn and Helen’s Bay. Copies are widely available.

Belfast-based charity, the NOW Group, supporting learning-disabled adults, is to refurbish the Crawfordsburn Pinewood Pottery, and create a coffee shop.

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.




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