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helensburgh_courtTWO blocks of apartments built recently in Upper Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, have been named Helensburgh Court and Baird Court.

Helensburgh Court (pictured) contains two-bedroom apartments going for some £150,000 each, and the adjacent Baird Court contains three-bedroom apartments at £175,000. Both were built by developer Laing Homes.

The original Baird Court was a house across the road from the railway station, 1 Station Road, and TV inventor John Logie Baird and his family moved there from Sydenham in January 1945.

He had a stroke on February 2 1946, and died there in his sleep on June 14 that year at the age of 57.

The property lay empty for some years before it was demolished in 2007, and work began in 2008 on the new apartments.

Baird did a lot of his early work on TV transmissions from nearby Hastings, where he lived at 21 Linton Crescent from February 1923 to November 1924.

While there he carried out experiments that led in 1925 to the transmission of the first true television image, the painted wooden head of Stooky Bill at his workshop in Frith Street, Soho.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:09 )  

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First 2018 Open Meeting

Mike-Thornley-wThe first 2018 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 31. Mike Thornley will talk about the Glenarn garden at Rhu. Anyone interested most welcome.

Winter Talks 2017-18

  • Wednesday September 27 2017 — AGM; then Professor John Hume: History of local churches
  • Wednesday October 25 — Cleland Sneddon: Childhood holidays in Rosneath
  • Wednesday November 29 — David Bruce: Greatrex, Forger and Photographer

  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
  • Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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