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 more than a decade ago.

Here are some photographs from our edition published on Wednesday, February 4, 2009.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Bankie Talk flying high after donation

Clydebank Post: Clydebank’s talking newspaper for the blind picked up a £3,000 cheque from Glasgow Airport.

The group, led at the time by Frank Duffy, was preparing to spend the money on equipment for its youth projects.

2. Whitecrook man scoops prestigious award

Clydebank Post: A Whitecrook man was awarded the highest Rotary award for his service to the community.

Bobby Edwards had been involved with the boy’s brigade and children’s panel in Clydebank for more than 50 years.

Clydebank Rotary Club president – at the time – Robert Laidlaw present the Paul Harris award to Bobby at the Radnor Park Hotel.

The award recognised exceptional service.  

3. Kids’ Lotto joy over cash for equipment

Clydebank Post: School children were jumping for joy after getting new sports equipment.

Gavinburn Primary was awarded £8,772 by the Big Lottery Fund in December 2008 and the Old Kilpatrick school took arrival of a bundle of footballs, hurdles, and space markers to take their footballing prospects to new heights last week.

4. Athletes of the future

Clydebank Post: The kids at a Clydebank school were practising their athletic skills.

The St Stephen’s Primary pupils were getting lessons in jumping, throwing, and lots of other skills from Lee Cassidy and Bob Burness.

5. We can do Judo

Clydebank Post: Pupils were learning judo at Knightswood Primary School.

Youngsters donned their white robes for a masterclass from Brian Long.

They learnt a whole range of skills and moves, and kept fit at the same time.

6. Workers sing praises of sewing exhibition

Clydebank Post: An exhibition of the history of the Singer factory opened in Clydebank Museum.

A Stitch in Time told the story of the historic Singer Sewing Machine Company and the people who worked there.

Singer, a name which still lived on throughout the world, was first established in 1885 in Kilbowie, and grew to become one of the largest factories in the world before it was closed in 1980.

Mary Lynch (pictured) grew up in the town’s Miller Street, and worked as a machine inspector from 1955 until 1962 helped launch the exhibition.