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Harry-McAuley-Croix-de-Guerre-wA VETERAN Royal Navy officer from Helensburgh has been awarded France’s highest order of merit for his service during the Second World War.

 

Harry Johnson, who is 95, was presented with the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur at the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane.

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THE ORIGINAL mechanical television devised by Helensburgh TV pioneer John Logie Baird has been recreated by students at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

The model, built by engineering students, is to be gifted to Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, with the intention of using it for demonstrations for visiting school parties.

1929 Baird-pic-wA NEW guide to TV programmes which have either been filmed in Scotland or have Scottish links has been dedicated to John Logie Baird.

Tourism body VisitScotland has dedicated its free book, TV Set in Scotland, to Baird to help mark the 130th anniversary of his birth, and it contains details of more than 60 programmes.

Televisor-GT-wHELENSBURGH is given a mention in a new book about Glasgow . . . thanks to TV inventor John Logie Baird.

A new guidebook, '111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn't Miss', is a tribute to the fascinating city, known as Dear Green Place, and the people who have given it music, art, history, architecture, whisky tasting, and stories.

 

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AN EXHIBITION of work by local artists Ted and Elizabeth Odling opened in Helensburgh on Saturday.

Following the success of the exhibition of her parents work which daughter Noelle set up on Lismore last autumn, it has been moved to Helensburgh Library on West King Street and will be open until October 31.

Odling-exhibition-posterAN EXHIBITION of work by local artists Ted and Elizabeth Odling will open in Helensburgh Library tomorrow.

Following the success of the exhibition of her parents work that daughter Noelle set up on Lismore last autumn, it has been arranged to stage the exhibition in Helensburgh Library on West King Street until October 31.

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MAJOR upgrading of the Battle of Glen Fruin memorial cairn was marked at a ceremony in the glen on Friday June 1 2018.

Improvements to the area around the cairn were welcomed by Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss and Trust chairman the Rev David Clark.

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