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Burgh boy founded photographic dynasty

A HELENSBURGH boy who emigrated to Australia at the age of just eleven went on to become one of the pioneers of early professional photography.

Despite being orphaned soon after arriving Down Under, burgh-born Thomas Mathewson (right) started a family dynasty in the photographic business.

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 March 2011 18:33 )

 

Two TV programmes on Baird

THE BBC showed two programmes in early November 2009 about Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird, one old and one new.

 The new programme was part of the series entitled "The Scots who made the modern world" and a short section of the programme was devoted to John Logie Baird.

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

Baird TV sets fetch high prices

A 1937 television set and drinks cabinet made by Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird's Baird Television Company fetched £18,000 at Bonhams auction house in Knightsbridge, London, on September 30 2009.

 Lot 682, it was one of 24 old TV sets in the Michael Bennett-Levy QC Early Technology Sale, and was expected to fetch the highest price of at least £3,000.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:40 )

Baird home transformed

PROPERTY developer Laing Homes transformed the one-time Bexhill-on-Sea home of Helensburgh-born television inventor John Logie Baird into their new Egerton Place apartments in 2009.

The leading housebuilder, which is part of the Taylor Wimpey group, claims that the development is a fitting tribute to his legacy.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:40 )

100 Years of Helensburgh Guides

HELENSBURGH and District’s Girl Guides marked the organisation’s centenary on Wednesday October 20 2010.

Princess Louise opened the first local Guide unit at Rosneath, and the Helensburgh guide HQ in John Street was opened in 1925 by Lady Baden Powell.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 November 2010 12:22 )

Business leader and charity founder

A HELENSBURGH man who was a captain of Scottish industry will also forever be associated with a charity which helps terminally ill cancer patients.

Douglas Hume, C.B.E., LL.D, was the last of four generations of his family to run the internationally-renowned Glasgow-based engineering firm James Howden & Co. Ltd., where he was managing director from 1964 to 1987 and chairman in 1988.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:35 )

1937 Baird TV at auction

A 1937 television set made by Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird’s Baird Television Company went under the hammer at Bonhams auction house in Knightsbridge, London, on September 30 2009.

It was one of 24 old TV sets in the Michael Bennett-Levy QC Early Technology Sale.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 17:41 )

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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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