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helensburgh_courtTWO blocks of apartments built recently in Upper Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, have been named Helensburgh Court and Baird Court.

Helensburgh Court (pictured) contains two-bedroom apartments going for some £150,000 each, and the adjacent Baird Court contains three-bedroom apartments at £175,000. Both were built by developer Laing Homes.

The original Baird Court was a house across the road from the railway station, 1 Station Road, and TV inventor John Logie Baird and his family moved there from Sydenham in January 1945.

He had a stroke on February 2 1946, and died there in his sleep on June 14 that year at the age of 57.

The property lay empty for some years before it was demolished in 2007, and work began in 2008 on the new apartments.

Baird did a lot of his early work on TV transmissions from nearby Hastings, where he lived at 21 Linton Crescent from February 1923 to November 1924.

While there he carried out experiments that led in 1925 to the transmission of the first true television image, the painted wooden head of Stooky Bill at his workshop in Frith Street, Soho.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:09 )  

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Final Open Meeting

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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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation