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John Logie Baird

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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In Baird's Footsteps

THE snow lay deep and crisp and even in Helensburgh in February 2009 . . . but that did not prevent broadcaster John Beattie from exploring the footsteps of TV pioneer John Logie Baird.

His guide — recommended by an expert on Baird’s work, Dr Douglas Brown of Strathclyde University — was Stewart Noble (below right), chairman of Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

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Museum buys Baird receiver

ONE of the earliest receivers for Helensburgh inventor John Logie Baird's Television Company sold at Bonhams in Knightsbridge, London, on Tuesday November 18 2008 for £12,000 … four times more than its pre-sale estimate.

The rare wireless, which was able to receive some of the world's first television programmes, was bought by the National Museum of Scotland.

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Baird achieves colour TV

By Professor Malcolm Baird, son of John Logie Baird and president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust 

SOME 80 years ago, on July 3 1928, Helensburgh’s John Logie Baird achieved colour television for the first time.

The camera and receiver were modified versions of the mechanically scanned system first demonstrated by Baird in January 1926.

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First 2019 Open Meeting

LocalHistory-wAt the first Open Meeting of 2019 at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday January 30 at 7.30pm Trust directors will tell the stories relating to several local images from bygone years.

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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