JOIN us as we take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about what was happening in Clydebank fifteen years ago.

We have delved into the Post’s archives to pick out some stories from over a decade ago.

Here are some photographs from our edition published on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Barking mad Bankie gets arrested for charity

Clydebank Post: [Left to right] Denis Agnew and Gordon Buchan[Left to right] Denis Agnew and Gordon Buchan (Image: Archives)

A fundraiser got himself arrested in a bid to raise as much cash as possible for charity.

Gordon Buchan, who had been a volunteer with Guide Dogs for the Blind for over a decade, came up with the scheme after becoming bored with doing the usual sponsored walks to raise money.

He said: “When I phoned the police station to ask if I could get put in jail, the sergeant said that in all his career he had never had anyone actually ask to be put in jail.”

Gordon raised £300 and was congratulated by West Dunbartonshire’s Provost at the time Denis Agnew.

2. Clydebank darts player inducted into hall of fame for charity work

Clydebank Post: Alex DuffAlex Duff (Image: Archives)

A darts player whose career began in a pub in Clydebank was inducted into the Darts Hall of Fame in America.

Alex Duff was recognised for the charity work he did during his professional career in the 1970s.

Alex, who had a muscle disease that prevented him from extending his arms, said he could never have dreamed of how far he would get when he started playing at the Burgh Bar in Clydebank aged 20.

3. Boom in navy orders saw 70 apprentices start their ship-building careers

Clydebank Post: The 70-strong team at ScotstounThe 70-strong team at Scotstoun (Image: Archives)

Apprentices set sail on new careers at the order-filled Clyde shipyards.

The 70-strong team started their first day of work on the Clyde with BVT Surface Fleet at Scotstoun.

They were set to work on the most advanced ships of their kind in the world, as well as make history by building the largest ships to ever enter service with the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers.

4. Care home takes ‘trip to Cannes’

Clydebank Post: Staff and residents at Hill View Care HomeStaff and residents at Hill View Care Home (Image: Archives)

Care home residents enjoyed a luxury cruise to Cannes without having to leave their armchairs.

Staff at Hill View Nursing Home in Dalmuir organised the event and brought a touch of France to the residents with films and food.

A cocktail fountain, roulette, and singer Stevie B kept everyone amused on their Mediterranean voyage.

5. Dancers go around the world in one day

Clydebank Post: Dancers at SkypointDancers at Skypoint (Image: Archives)

Youngsters went globetrotting when they enjoyed a dance class.

As part of Skypoint’s programme of Summer events, kids took part in the dancing around the world session.

Indian, Scottish, and Irish dancing were just a few of the dance styles being taught at the Faifley centre.

6. Charity cycle was far from a washout

Clydebank Post: Cyclists at the starting point in ClydebankCyclists at the starting point in Clydebank (Image: Archives)

Charitable Bankies cycled in the rain to raise cash on a ride to Loch Lomond.

The sodden conditions made for a difficult stretch as they pedalled from Clydebank to Balloch and back again.

The drenched cyclists endured the rainy Saturday to raise cash for British Autism and Bobath in Drumchapel in the third annual event.