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Students recreate Baird TV

THE ORIGINAL mechanical television devised by Helensburgh TV pioneer John Logie Baird has been recreated by students at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

The model, built by engineering students, is to be gifted to Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, with the intention of using it for demonstrations for visiting school parties.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 September 2018 18:06 )

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Artist couple's work on display

 

AN EXHIBITION of work by local artists Ted and Elizabeth Odling opened in Helensburgh on Saturday.

Following the success of the exhibition of her parents work which daughter Noelle set up on Lismore last autumn, it has been moved to Helensburgh Library on West King Street and will be open until October 31.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:13 )

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Tourism guide dedicated to Baird

A NEW guide to TV programmes which have either been filmed in Scotland or have Scottish links has been dedicated to John Logie Baird.

Tourism body VisitScotland has dedicated its free book, TV Set in Scotland, to Baird to help mark the 130th anniversary of his birth, and it contains details of more than 60 programmes.

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 September 2018 10:30 )

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New book features Baird Televisor

HELENSBURGH is given a mention in a new book about Glasgow . . . thanks to TV inventor John Logie Baird.

A new guidebook, '111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn't Miss', is a tribute to the fascinating city, known as Dear Green Place, and the people who have given it music, art, history, architecture, whisky tasting, and stories.

Last Updated ( Monday, 06 August 2018 17:41 )

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Improvements at Fruin cairn

MAJOR upgrading of the Battle of Glen Fruin memorial cairn was marked at a ceremony in the glen on Friday June 1 2018.

Improvements to the area around the cairn were welcomed by Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss and Trust chairman the Rev David Clark.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:06 )

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Bleak future for St Peter's

THE FUTURE looks bleak again for the former St Peter’s Seminary at Kilmahew, Cardross, as the charity seeking to restore it has folded.

Built as a college to train Catholic priests during the 1960s, the Seminary was only in use for 14 years and then was abandoned for decades.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 June 2018 16:15 )

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Heritage Walk at Glenarn

A HERITAGE walk was held at Glenarn, Rhu, on Sunday April 29.

Mike Thornley of Glenarn said: "The walk, hopefully, brought to life the history of the garden, Andrew MacGeorge the first owner, and the Gibson family who created the west coast garden on top of the earlier layout.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 June 2018 13:33 )

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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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