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, December 3, 2008.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Feargal Sharkey gets a kick from kids club win

Clydebank Post: A legend of UK music hailed the work of a group of children as they celebrated defending their right to listen to songs and watch films at their after-school club.

Feargal Sharkey – lead singer with 70s pop-punk band The Undertones – visited the Yoker Resource Centre after it was confirmed group volunteers were given an exemption allowing kids to listen to the radio, CDs, or watch DVDs.

Feargal was at the time the head of UK Music, a body that represents the interests of the commercial music industry.

His visit came after the kids club was hit with a £3,000 bill from the Performer’s Rights Society (PRS) to play copyrighted material.

But the musician was joined by John Robertson, Yoker’s MP at the time of publication, and Emma Inston of the PRS to praise the kids who took on the PRS and won.

2. Talented kids win place on school calendar

Clydebank Post: Talented kids were rewarded for their skills behind the easel as they won a place on the 2009 school calendar.

The arty pupils won through to have their creations printed on the calendar which was sold in the area’s schools.

The Clydebank kids, pictured with West Dunbartonshire Education director at the time Terry Lanagan, were inspired by everything from sand castles to snowmen to sunsets to skylines for their works of art.

3. Big Brother star helps in centre celebration

Clydebank Post: Clyde Shopping Centre celebrated its 30th birthday on St Andrew’s Day.

Clydebank’s Big Brother star Mikey Hughes turned out to sign autographs and join in the celebrations.

It was the Parkhall star’s first public appearance in the town since coming runner-up in Big Brother earlier that year.

4. St Andrew’s Day celebrations

Clydebank Post: Kids across Clydebank celebrated being Scottish on St Andrew’s Day.

Joining in on the celebrations were pupils from Our Lady of Loretto and St Stephen’s primaries in Dalmuir as well as the tiny tots – and quite a few adults – at Auchnacraig Early Learning Centre in Faifley.

As part of the national event celebrating the country’s patron saint, pupils sang traditional songs, donned some tartan, and even did a Highland jig.

5. New playground unveiled

Clydebank Post: Primary school kids were delighted as a brand new playground was unveiled at their school.

The facility at Blairdardie Primary cost £4,000 and included a garden area and a colourful mural.

It was funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland Supergrounds project, which aimed to improve children’s learning environments.

6. Clydebank hotel hosts special guests

Clydebank Post: A Clydebank hotel played host to members of the Lieutenancy of Dunbartonshire for a special meal.

The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Dalmuir hosted the – at the time – new Lord Lieutenant, Rear Admiral Mike Gregory OBE, in his first public engagement since taking up the post.

This was the second time that year that the hotel had assisted the Lieutenancy after welcoming Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh for a 60th anniversary lunch for the NHS in Scotland in July.