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, February 25, 2009.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Birthday celebrations

Clydebank Post: Connor and his mum Joanne BurnsideConnor and his mum Joanne Burnside (Image: Archives)A Bankie schoolboy visited the Scottish Parliament as part of an appeal to find all the Scots kids who shared their birthday with the Scottish Government.

The Parliament was set to celebrate its tenth birthday on July 1, 2009 – the same day Connor Moonie from Clydebank marked his 10th birthday – and he and nine other children born on July 1, 1999, visited the parliament building to promote the appeal.

2. Gran’s shock at winning prestigious award

Clydebank Post: Phyllis GillanPhyllis Gillan (Image: Archives)A community champion who had worked tirelessly for tenants’ rights for almost a decade was crowned Clydebank’s Citizen of the Year for 2009.

Mum-of-five Phyliss Gillan was left astounded when Provost Denis Agnew told her she was being handed the prestigious accolade and admitted that she thought he was winding her up.

The 64-year-old (at the time of publication) from Duntocher, helped to start up the Duntocher Tenants and Residents Association in 2000 and had gone on to become the chairperson of the Association of Clydebank Residents Groups.

It was her dedication to these groups that left the judging panel in no doubt that she was the right person to get the honour.

3. Sweet feast

Clydebank Post: A kind-hearted catering manager made sure no pupils and staff at a Clydebank school went hungry.

Sandra McFarlane donated her time and ingredients to make cakes and biscuits for everyone at Kilbowie Primary.

She also gave the £161 profits to the West Thomson Street school’s PTA.

4. Pundits get teeth into Cooper event

Clydebank Post: Peter Martin, Derek Johnstone, Hugh Keevins, and Andy WalkerPeter Martin, Derek Johnstone, Hugh Keevins, and Andy Walker (Image: Archives)A boisterous crowd was expected at the town hall to talk football – and that was just the panel of pundits who would be fielding the questions.

Andy Walker and Derek Johnstone – along with sports writer Hugh Keevins and broadcaster Peter Martin – were playing it for laughs when they met up to promote the charity night.

They were to be joined by Neil Lennon, Danny McGrain, Ally McCoist, Alex Rae, Stevie McLaren, and radio funnyman Tam Cowan when A Pie, a Pint, and a Pundit kicked off.

The night was to raise cash towards building the Davie Cooper Centre and for the Drummore School in Drumchapel.

5. Eco Kids

Clydebank Post: Pupils showed off their eco abilities when councillors visited their school.

The youngsters at Our Lady of Loretto Primary put on an assembly revealing the green work they had been doing in order to achieve Green Flag status.

All year groups at the Dalmuir school took part in presentations on energy, biodiversity, litter, and water.

6. Pupils go back in time

Clydebank Post: Pupils went back in time to explore Clydebank’s history when they visited the town’s museum.

The primary two youngsters from Linnvale Primary were led around the Singer exhibition, learning about how important the industry was to Clydebank.

They tried out the sewing machines, rang the safety bell and one lucky pupil even tried on the Singer gala queen’s gown for size.