A TEENAGE neighbour of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird sent his recollections of an association with the inventor to the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times in the 1960s.
John Logie Baird
TV INVENTOR John Logie Baird is by far the best known member of his Helensburgh family, but his sister Annie also had a distinguished career in nursing.
The 100th anniversary of the start of World War One prompted the inventor’s son, Professor Malcolm Baird, to research the interesting life of his aunt.
The November 2013 closure of the Logie Baird pub on James Street, Helensburgh, prompted Malcolm Baird to reflect on his father's connections with alcoholic drink.
JOHN LOGIE BAIRD was the son of a Scottish minister and he was raised in the late Victorian era.
His sister Annie, who lived until 1971, told me that in those days there was no alcohol in the family home except for a small unopened bottle of brandy that was kept for medical emergencies.
Book review by Malcolm Baird of 'The three dimensions of John Logie Baird' by Douglas Brown, published by the Radio Society of Great Britain.
John Logie Baird died in 1946, but television historians are still divided about his contributions.
TV INVENTOR John Logie Baird is arguably Helensburgh’s most famous son, but what about his father?
The Rev John Baird was a formidable figure. Many may have seen him in a well known and much published photo outside his West Argyle Street home, with his sister Annie and son John.
TV INVENTOR John Logie Baird is always thought of as a brilliant scientist . . . but he had another talent, writing.
His forays into fiction, as an enthusiastic contributor to the Royal Technical College Magazine, won him admirers amongst his student peers.
By Professor Malcolm Baird, President of Helensburgh Heritage Trust
WE are sometimes told that television has taken the place of print. I would like to explore this idea.