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John Logie Baird came fourth

HELENSBURGH TV inventor John Logie Baird failed to win enough online votes in 2010 to be featured on a new £5 coin being issued by the Royal Mint — and was beaten by a Beatle!

He faced stiff competition from Jane Austen, Douglas Bader, Sir Walter Raleigh, Emmeline Pankhurst and John Lennon to become the latest Great Briton on a new coin being struck by the Royal Mint.

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He worked for John Logie Baird

ON June 14 1946, Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird died in his sleep at home in Bexhill at the age of 57. Thirty years after his death, a Helensburgh commemorative exhibition had a remarkable visitor.

On May 31 that year a 26-day town celebration began with the opening of the main exhibition in the then Templeton Library in James Street, with the ceremony conducted by a local man and Baird expert, Professor E.S.Fairley, the depute principal of the University of Strathclyde.

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Meet the Bairds

THREE members of John Logie Baird's family are seen in this picture taken in April 1952.

It shows the TV inventor's older sister Annie and his children Diana and Malcolm being presented with a television set from the Scophany Television Company.

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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

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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.

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2018-19 Open Meetings

MacKintosh Club logoA new programme of Winter Open Meetings begins at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 26 with a talk by Bruce Jamieson on developing the Mackintosh Club.

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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