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, March 4, 2009.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Students lace up boots for good cause

Clydebank Post: A kind-hearted group of students got their walking boots on to raise cash for charity. 

The class of Entry to Health Care students from Clydebank College took part in a 5k sponsored walk around the town to raise money for Whitecrook’s St Margaret’s Hospice and Drumchapel-based Cerebral Palsy charity Bobath.

2. Glowing report

Clydebank Post: Children and teachers at a Clydebank primary school proudly showed off their glowing inspectors’ report.

St Stephen’s Primary in Dalmuir was given four very good evaluations and one good evaluation by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education.

3. Filmmaker captures QE2’s final voyage

Clydebank Post: Ken OffordKen Offord (Image: Archives)A QE2 fanatic – who first sailed on her 25 years ago [at the time of publication] – pitched a documentary of the Clydebank-built liner’s final voyage to television bosses.

Ken Offord applied to be part of her farewell trip two years before her emotional departure to Dubai.

The professional filmmaker used his time on board to produce a half-hour documentary charting the QE2’s journey to Dubai which STV was interested in showing.

Ken, a keen sailor himself, had also managed to secure spare parts from the John Brown ship for the Maid of the Loch on Loch Lomond.

4. Museum trip is a hit

Clydebank Post: School pupils learned about the Second World War when they visited Clydebank Museum.

The youngsters from Blairdardie Primary looked at gas masks, ID cards, and tin helmets as they delved into the past, and learned about the Clydebank Blitz.

5. Keep fit fun

Clydebank Post: Youngsters touched their toes and jumped for joy as part of their after-school fitness club.

Held at Clydemuir Primary for primary five and six pupils the class was led by teacher Elaine MacDonald.

6. Bankie beginner powers to the top

Clydebank Post: Scott WardScott Ward (Image: Archives)A strong Bankie took on the cream of the country’s powerlifters and won – despite only taking up the heavy-duty sport less than a month prior.

Scott Ward, 23 at the time of publication, took the title of under-23 champion by lifting more than two-and-a-half times his own weight at the Scottish Open powerlifting championships in Duntocher.

The championships came to the Antonine Sports Centre for the first time in 2009 and Scott competed against a range of lifters.