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2002 Baird film on Youtube

THE 2002 BBC documentary about Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird is again available on Youtube.

For some years the film — directed by Jan Leman and owing much to work by the late Anthony Kamm — was available, but then it disappeared from the website.

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Town walks during Festival

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust will offer guided town centre walks at the time of the NVA Hinterland events at St Peter's Seminary in Cardross from Friday March 18 to Sunday March 27.

Walks will start every day at 11am and at 2.30pm, and will last between 90 minutes and two hours. They will commence at the Victoria Halls on Sinclair Street and will finish at the Clock Tower at the foot of Sinclair Street. They will be free of charge and no booking is required.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 March 2016 19:09 )

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Sad death of local historian

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with great regret the death of Helensburgh historian and author Pat Drayton.

Pat, who lived at Drumgarve Cottages, West Argyle Street, passed away in the Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, on Saturday February 6 at the age of 88.

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 February 2016 13:00 )

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Television is 90, by Malcolm Baird

JANUARY 26 2016 was the 90th anniversary of the first public demonstration of television by Helensburgh man John Logie Baird.

To mark the occasion his son, Professor Malcolm Baird, president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, wrote an article looking back on the 90 years of UK television. It can be downloaded as a pdf from the Downloads area of this website, or can be viewed on the Baird Television website.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:03 )

Baird TV anniversary marked

NINETY years ago yesterday John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television.

John Beattie interviewed the inventor's grandson Iain Baird on Radio Scotland yesterday, and you can hear them at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06wcj42#play. The interview starts 50 minutes into the programme.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 January 2016 17:34 )

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Chairman steps down

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust has a new chairman.

At a Trust Board meeting at his home on January 18, Stewart Noble retired from the post after 19 years, and the directors elected the Rev David Clark (right) to succeed him.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:57 )

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Hermitage Park grant approved

A £2.3m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish and redevelop Hermitage Park in Helensburgh has now been confirmed.

The grant will pay for about 75% of the project cost, with Argyll and Bute Council contributing £280,000 and the rest coming from other funders including the War Memorial Trust. Work is expected to start in the autumn and to be complete by the summer of 2018.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 January 2016 11:15 )

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Winter Open Meetings

comet4The first Open Meeting of the 2016-17 winter season will be on Wednesday September 28 at 7.30pm at Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, with other meetings in October, November, January, February and March.