Closure of the Experimental Station

ARMY AND NAVY GAZETTE SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER 1921 THE PORTS The late Admiralty experimental station at Shandon Hydropathic, near Helensburgh, says the Times, is in the market. The estate, extending to 60 acres, and overlooking Gareloch, includes the mansion and a small power house. An ‘upset’ price of £15,000 has been fixed by the DisposalContinue reading “Closure of the Experimental Station”

Destruction of Summerhall

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS MONDAY 4 AUGUST 1879 DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN SHANDON Yesterday afternoon, Summerhall House, the property of Mr John Bell, of Messrs Bell & Sons, Glasgow, was almost totally destroyed. About four o’clock smoke was observed about the roof, and in less than an hour the main house was completely gutted. Mr and MrsContinue reading “Destruction of Summerhall”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1920

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eighth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1920. In 1920 Shandon had 76 households listed, a very slight increase on 1915. In 1915 Shandon had 75 households listed, a slight decrease on 1905. In 1905Continue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1920”

Sale Of Shandon House In 1904

Dear blog reader The below ‘for sale ‘ advert from 1904 for Shandon House gives an extremely detailed description of Shandon House and its grounds. I do hope you find it interesting. Jacqueline. **************************** THE SCOTSMAN. SATURDAY 30 JANUARY 1904. DUMBARTONSHIRE – SHANDON HOUSE, GARELOCH. For sale, by private bargain, this beautiful residential property, situatedContinue reading “Sale Of Shandon House In 1904”

Fire At The Hydro

THE SCOTSMAN FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER 1928 SHANDON HYDRO OUTBREAK LARGE ANNEXE DESTROYED Helensburgh fire brigade were called out yesterday morning to one of the most serious fires which has occurred in the Gareloch district for a long time. The scene of the outbreak was Shandon Hydro Hotel, which was used by the Admiralty during theContinue reading “Fire At The Hydro”

Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare

Dear blog reader Following on from my recent blog post on Ardgare, I found 3 articles on Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare which tell us something of his life. Jacqueline ************************* DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY 8 JUNE 1915 LIEUTENANT R. G. SILLARS Lieutenant R. G. Sillars, 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, is reported unofficially asContinue reading “Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare”

Ardgare Officially Opened As Rest Home

THE SCOTSMAN SATURDAY 22 JULY 1950 ARDGARE HOUSE OPENED. BRITISH LEGION REST HOME. Ardgare House, Shandon, near Garelochhead, was officially opened yesterday afternoon as a British Legion rest home by the Countess of Eglinton and Winston. Ardgare is the second Legion rest home to be opened in Scotland within the last 18 months. The firstContinue reading “Ardgare Officially Opened As Rest Home”

Sale of West Shandon

Dear blog reader I would suggest that the below advert describing West Shandon, the residence of Robert Napier, before it was sold and converted into the Hydropathic Hotel tells us a lot about West Shandon. I hope you also find it interesting. Jacqueline *********************** GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTE SATURDAY 7 APRIL 1877 WESTContinue reading “Sale of West Shandon”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1915

Dear blog reader Welcome to the seventh part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1915. In 1915 Shandon had 75 households listed, a slight decrease on 1905. In 1905 Shandon had 82 households listed which was a vast increase on the anomalyContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1915”

Death Of John Kerr Of Ardgare

GLASGOW HERALD FRIDAY 24 AUGUST 1900 DEATH OF MR JOHN JAMES KERR, OF ARDGARE The death took place on Wednesday, at his residence, Ardgare, Shandon, of Mr John James Kerr, of Robertland. Mr Kerr had been in failing health for sometime, and his decease was not unexpected. Mr Kerr was born at Roberton, near Stewarton,Continue reading “Death Of John Kerr Of Ardgare”