JOHN LOGIE BAIRD, the Scotsman who invented the television, m ay have been from Helensburgh but the company that bore his name manufactured TV sets in Bradford.

The business was actually started by Radio Rentals, which acquired the Baird name in 1960. Eight years later the business became part of the Thorn Electrical Industries group.

In 1969 Baird Television announced that 23 workers from its factory in Lidget Green, would be sacked with immediate effect.

For some this was just the beginning of the end.