clydeside reid

James Reid became internationally recognised in the early 1970s, when he led Upper Clyde shipbuilders in an attempt to stop Edward Heath’s Conservative government from closing shipyards on the River Clyde.  With his colleagues Jimmy Airlie, Sammy Gilmore and Sammy Barr, he organised a ‘work-in’ to demonstrate the viability of Clydeside shipyards, instead of a…

jam tomorrow - john logie baird

jam tomorrow

John Logie Baird (1888 – 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor, born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. He was the first person to demonstrate a working television, and voted number 44 in the BBC’s 2002 list of the “100 Greatest Britons”. The phrase ‘jam tomorrow’ signifies a never-fulfilled promise …  Before working on his television system,…

Mr Baird's legacy - digital collage

mr baird’s legacy

John Logie Baird (1888 – 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor, born in Helensburgh. He was the first person to demonstrate a working television, and was voted number 44 in the BBC’s 2002 list of the “100 Greatest Britons”. Baird built his television set using, among other things, a hatbox, scissors, darning needles, bicycle…

waverley paddle steamer linocut

waverley

The Waverley, launched in 1947, is the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer. For Betty Linocut Image size: 31x11cm Varied edition:30 Sold out If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the…