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, January 21, 2009.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

High-rise grannies inspire movie

Clydebank Post: Jean Donnachie and Noreen RealJean Donnachie and Noreen Real (Image: Archives)Housing scheme grannies were set to be immortalised on the silver screen in a feature film about their work with asylum seekers.

For years Jean Donnachie and Noreen Real operated an early warning system to get families, targeted by Government dawn raids, out of their homes and away from danger.

Their use of ‘people power’ united the community living in the Kingsway flats in Scotstoun and helped improve the lives of asylum seekers.

Their inspiring tale was set for the big screen after director Ken Loach’s company stepped in to produce a film titled ‘Kingsway’.

Pupils treated to special performance

Clydebank Post: Kids at St Eunan’s Primary School in Drumry got a special treat when members of the Hopscotch Theatre Group performed their version of Jack and the Beanstalk at the school.

The Glasgow group of players had been delighting primary children throughout the area with their exciting shows for 18 years (at the time of publication).

The (web)site-seers guide to Clydebank

Clydebank Post: Owen McGuiganOwen McGuigan (Image: Archives)A Bankie photographer had set up a fascinating website where he hoped to chart Clydebank’s progress over the past 30 years.

Owen McGuigan had posted a collection of photos dating back to 1978 which feature Clyde Shopping Centre, the Clydeside Expressway being built, and lots of other nostalgic snaps.

His daughter had bought him a website package for Christmas and despite the site only going live in January it had received 750 hits and lots of positive feedback.

Youngsters raise money for good causes

Clydebank Post: Charitable children at Kilbowie Primary had been tucking into tasty cakes to raise money for good causes.

More than £700 was raised with £173 going to Children in Need, £331 to Macmillan Cancer for a coffee morning, and £211 to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Sandra McFarlane, catering manager, kindly donated her time, skills, and ingredients to whip up the sweet treats for pupils and staff.

Care home put on magical panto

Clydebank Post: What would you do if you couldn’t go to the panto? – bring the panto to you.

That’s exactly what the staff at Hillview Nursing Home in Dalmuir did when they put on a special Cinderella pantomime for residents.

It was a shortened version of the traditional tale and they performed it in each of the home’s five units.

Pupils learn about wartime

Clydebank Post: Primary seven pupils from Kilbowie Primary went along to have a special history lesson at Clydebank Museum.

The youngsters learned all about the Second World War and were able to see gas masks and air raid warning apparatus up close.