Alterations from West Shandon House to Hydro

HELENSBURGH NEWS THURSDAY 5 JUNE 1879 SHANDON HYDROPATHIC ESTABLISHMENT In the autumn of 1877 a company was formed to convert West Shandon House into a sanatorium on temperance principles, and the house, as taken over from the late Mr Napier’s trustees at a fifth of the money that been expended upon it, was opened withContinue reading “Alterations from West Shandon House to Hydro”

Sale of the Shandon collection part 4

Dear blog reader Here is the fourth part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection. Enjoy. ********************************* THE SCOTSMAN SATURDAY 19 MAY 1877 THE SHANDON SALE – LONDON, FRIDAY NIGHT The last day’s sale of the second portion of the Shandon collection took placeContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon collection part 4”

Shandon Mutual Improvement Association

HELENSBURGH NEWS THURSDAY 3 APRIL 1884 SHANDON SHANDON MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION A most successful conversazione, held in the schoolroom on Monday evening, brought the work of this association to a close for the winter. There was a large turn-out of members and friends, and the duties of the chair were most ably discharged on theContinue reading “Shandon Mutual Improvement Association”

Prizes won by sons of road surveyor

HELENSBURGH NEWS 29 MAY 1884 SHANDON A PICTURE OF TROPHIES – We have just been shown a beautiful photograph, executed in the most artistic style by Mr John Stuart, of Helensburgh, of a valuable and varied collection of cups, medals, bronzes, inkstands, tankards, clocks, timepieces, writing-desks, etc, which have been won by the two sonsContinue reading “Prizes won by sons of road surveyor”

1884 alterations to Shandon Church

HELENSBURGH NEWS THURSDAY 7 AUGUST 1884 SHANDON THE CHURCH – After undergoing considerable alteration and repair, the Free Church here is to be re-opened on Sabbath first by the Rev Dr Marcus Dods, from Glasgow. The work was undertaken with a view to increase the accommodation, but the appearance internally and externally has been completelyContinue reading “1884 alterations to Shandon Church”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1865

Dear blog reader Welcome to the second part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1865. By 1865 Shandon had grown compared to 1855, in 1855 there were 28 households and in 1865 there were 32 households. Hopefully those of you with ancestorsContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1865”

4 Shandon Obituaries

Dear blog reader This week I have decided to combine 4 obituaries dated from 1879 to 1911 for people who lived at Shandon to give you a better idea of the kind of people who lived at Shandon. I do hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline *********** GREENOCK ADVERTISER, THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 1879 HELENSBURGH, DEATHContinue reading “4 Shandon Obituaries”

Sale of the Shandon collection part 3

Dear blog reader Here is the third part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection. Enjoy. ***************************************** THE SCOTSMAN FRIDAY 18 MAY 1877 THE SHANDON SALE LONDON, THURSDAY NIGHT There was a fair attendance at the Shandon Sale today, and some unusually keen competitionContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon collection part 3”