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Two TV programmes on Baird

THE BBC showed two programmes in early November 2009 about Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird, one old and one new.

 The new programme was part of the series entitled "The Scots who made the modern world" and a short section of the programme was devoted to John Logie Baird.

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Baird TV sets fetch high prices

A 1937 television set and drinks cabinet made by Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird's Baird Television Company fetched £18,000 at Bonhams auction house in Knightsbridge, London, on September 30 2009.

 Lot 682, it was one of 24 old TV sets in the Michael Bennett-Levy QC Early Technology Sale, and was expected to fetch the highest price of at least £3,000.

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Baird home transformed

PROPERTY developer Laing Homes transformed the one-time Bexhill-on-Sea home of Helensburgh-born television inventor John Logie Baird into their new Egerton Place apartments in 2009.

The leading housebuilder, which is part of the Taylor Wimpey group, claims that the development is a fitting tribute to his legacy.

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1937 Baird TV at auction

A 1937 television set made by Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird’s Baird Television Company went under the hammer at Bonhams auction house in Knightsbridge, London, on September 30 2009.

It was one of 24 old TV sets in the Michael Bennett-Levy QC Early Technology Sale.

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Another Baird in business

TV INVENTOR John Logie Baird was not the only entrepreneur in his Helensburgh family, it has emerged.

This followed the discovery of an advertisement for Old Gareloch polish in the back premises of T.G.Allan’s shop on the seafront, along with some old rusty tins of polish which were thrown out.

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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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