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Baird assistant dies at 104

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Andy-Andrews-wAN APPRENTICE engineer with Helensburgh TV pioneer John Logie Baird died shortly before Christmas at the age of 104.

Andy Andrews was 14 years-old when he left school to work as an apprentice engineer with Baird, and a few days before his death he spoke to BBC News Oxford about his days with the inventor.

An article about the interview can be found here.

Heritage Trust treasurer Stewart Noble said: "I was disappointed however to note an error in the BBC article. It says 'an exciting flourish of activity followed, which saw Baird ...... send the first TV pictures under the sea to the USA in 1928.'

"I checked this statement in the book 'Television and Me', and it clearly says 'I started to transmit, sending the television signals by telephone line to Purley where they were put on the ether by a transmitter operating on a wavelength of 49 metres'."

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 January 2017 16:28 )  

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John Hume-wThe final Open Meeting of the season will be on Wednesday March 29 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Professor John Hume willl speak on the history of some West Dunbartonshire churches.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — The Rev David Clark: Helensburgh Boys Brigade Centenary
  • Wednesday November 30 — Ian MacEachern: The Luss Slate Quarries

  • Wednesday January 25 2017 — Bill Anderson: The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust
  • Wednesday February 22 — Dr Andrew Bicker: Recent Archaelogical Discoveries on the West Coast of Scotland
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

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