THIS Memorial Address was delivered to the London Memorial Service for John Logie Baird by The Rev. Robert F.V.Scott, D.D., Minister of St. Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street, London.
John Logie Baird
A research note by Malcolm Baird.
FOR many years, my father’s biographers (including me!) had assumed that his visit to the USA in 1931 was the only one he ever made. New research has shown that he also visited the USA briefly in December 1919.
"MY earliest memory of him dates back to 1938 in the garden at our house in Sydenham, South-East London.
"He was muffled in an overcoat and scarf— he always felt the cold."
A TEENAGE neighbour of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird sent his recollections of an association with the inventor to the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times in the 1960s.
CELEBRATIONS marking the 90th anniversary in October 2015 of Helensburgh inventor John Logie Baird successfully transmitting the first ever grey-scale television image would have delighted a famous old friend.
The great entertainer Jack Buchanan, who was born in the burgh on April 2 1890, was a lifelong supporter of the TV inventor and invested in the new medium.
A PROMINENT Helensburgh man wrote his first and only book at the age of 84.
And finding out about it came as a real surprise to his grandson, Professor Malcolm Baird, son of TV inventor John Logie Baird.
TV INVENTOR John Logie Baird is by far the best known member of his Helensburgh family, but his sister Annie also had a distinguished career in nursing.
The 100th anniversary of the start of World War One prompted the inventor’s son, Professor Malcolm Baird, to research the interesting life of his aunt.