Helensburgh’s Heroes - Exhibition, 50s style café & retail outlet celebrating the lives of remarkable people with connections to the area – from the Father of Television, Olympians, Artists, Academy Award Winners to a UK Prime Minister.
Every single person has the ability to become a hero – sometimes all we need is an inspiring example…and what better example than someone who may have attended the same school, walked the same streets or played for the same club as you?
If they can win medals for their nation, exhibit their art in the world’s greatest galleries, top the music charts, build globally-renowned businesses, fight for human rights or innovate and create everything from new medicines to computer games, then why can’t you?
Helensburgh residents have made major contributions to society at the local, national and international level and over 100 of them are celebrated within 28 Sinclair Street.
The exhibition area features historic artefacts associated with TV Pioneer John Logie Baird and his family, UK Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law, Film Star Andy Clyde and more modern day Heroes such as Paralympian Wheelchair Star Gordon Reid MBE.
Items on show include the world's only know surviving complete copy of the first TV sales brochure from 1928, Andrew Bonar Law's scrap book from his period as Prime Minister and original Doris Zinkeisen Costume Designs from the 1930s.
Hucksters Café, named after the 1947 movie, features original movie memorabilia associated with the career of Deborah Kerr, serves classic cheesecakes, shakes and beverages, all set within a classic 50s style.
A gift shop offers exclusive merchandise associated with both the area and its Heroes.