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A useful perspective on John Logie Baird

Book review by Malcolm Baird, the inventor’s son, president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust 

Images Across Space: the electronic imaging of Baird Television.

Douglas Brown

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:38 )

 

Helensburgh Penny Savings Bank

THE old maxim ‘take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves' was one of the slogans of the Helensburgh Penny Savings Bank. 

Another was ‘persevere in the habit of saving, and you will soon acquire not only money, but comfort, respectability and independence'.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 September 2018 13:31 )

Memories of Youth

TONIGHT, with the muffled roar of London in my ears, I look down the long vista of the past and see again the little white town by the sea, the hills above it tinged with the warm sunset light.

I hear again the soft music of the evening bells, the bells of which they told us in our childhood that though we did not heed them now, we would remember them when we were old.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 January 2012 17:58 )

Turkish baths at Shandon

TURKISH baths on Garelochside were once a magnet for the rich and famous of the late Victorian age.

The attraction which brought them flocking from all over Britain was Shandon Hydro, a stately mansion which housed some of the finest state-of-the-art hydropathic baths, swimming and even indoor tennis facilities of its day.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 May 2010 20:19 )

New Baird book published

A NEW book about Helensburgh-born inventor of television John Logie Baird has just been published.

'Images Across Space: the electronic imaging of Baird Television' is a 180-page paperback written by Dr Douglas Brown of Strathclyde University.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:39 )

Helensburgh Scouting Today

ONE hundred years ago a Mr Lyle got together a patrol of local Helensburgh lads and formed the 1st Craigendoran Scouts.

It appears that this was quickly followed by groups from the middle of town and Larchfield School, and by the end of the First World War Helensburgh had a thriving Scout movement with both Scouts (aged 11-18) and the new Wolf Cubs (8-11).

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 December 2011 19:02 )

Bobby became national hero

THE football manager who led Scotland to victory over newly-crowned world champions England in 1967 has lived in Helensburgh for nearly 50 years. 

Bobby Brown — a very successful player himself — became a national hero when his team beat Sir Alf Ramsay's men at Wembley 3-2 in their first match after winning the Jules Rimet Trophy the previous year.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:41 )

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February Open Meeting

Robert-Ryan-wAt the February Open Meeting at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday February 27 Robert Ryan will give a canoeist's perspective of Loch Lomond.

Winter Talks

Wednesday September 26 — Bruce Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday October 31 — AGM; then David Clark: How Helensburgh ended the Great War

Wednesday November 28 — Eric Thompson: Helensburgh and the Peace Movement

Wednesday January 30 — Trust members: brief talks on images of the past

Wednesday February 27 — Robert Ryan: Loch Lomond islands by canoe

Wednesday March 27 — Jon Reid: The Royal Northern Story


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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