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 27, 2008.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Budding Temple actress performs for top agents

Clydebank Post: Sharon RooneySharon Rooney (Image: Archives)

A budding young actress was chosen to fly to Paris to perform in front of top agents.

Sharon Rooney, who was 19 at the time, was invited to the first-ever European Actors, Models, and Talent Competition.

Sharon, who grew up in Temple and is a former Knightswood Secondary pupil, went on to rise to fame starring in a host of TV shows and movies including Two Doors Down.

Most recently, she played the role of ‘Lawyer Barbie’ in the Hollywood hit movie ‘Barbie’.

2. Flag raised to celebrate Olympics

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A flag was raised above West Dunbartonshire Council’s (WDC) offices to celebrate London becoming the official Olympic Games host city.

Denis Agnew, who was the Provost for the region at the time, joined a host of talented sporting youngsters to raise the emblem above WDC’s headquarters.

It was the first time in the history of the Olympics that the handover flag was flown across the country with the Garshake Road offices one of more than 500 locations that flew the flag.

3. Community fun dayClydebank Post:

Bankies turned out in force for a fun day at Clydebank East Community Centre.

Keeping the crowds entertained were belly dancers and rock ‘n’ roll dancers.

As well as the performers there was home baking, face painting, a chocolate fountain, beat the goalie, and more.

4. What a racket!

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Kids had a ball at the opening of a new tennis club.

The club, which was based at the Antonine Sports Centre, in Duntocher, held a fun day to mark the occasion.

Youngsters enjoyed penalty challenges, sponge throws, and a bouncy castle.

5. Hats off to street party

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Residents at a Clydebank care home enjoyed an old-fashioned street party.

The torrential rain didn’t dampen the spirits of everyone at Clyde Court Care Home as they simply decided to move their party indoors.

6. Clydebank’s first heart transplant success

Clydebank Post: Georgina BurtGeorgina Burt (Image: Archives)

The first-ever heart transplant to be performed in Clydebank was hailed a success.

Health chiefs at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital revealed that the complex procedure had been carried out in early August and the 53-year-old patient Georgina Burt had recovered enough to be allowed home.

The operation was performed in the West of Scotland Heart and Lung Centre which was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2008.