Character of a Shandon Minister

GLASGOW EVENING POST SATURDAY 19 MARCH 1892 The Rev Neil Brodie, of Pollokshaws Free Church, who died the other day, was succeeded in Shandon Free Church by three or four ministers who all held the fort for very short periods. Mr Brodie’s immediate successor was of an extremely irritable temperament, and immediately after his settlementContinue reading “Character of a Shandon Minister”

Fatal accident at Shandon

GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTEWEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY 1859 On the evening of New Year’s Day, Alexander Davidson, gardener with George Martin, Esq., Greenhill, was drowned by the upsetting of the ferry-boat. Davidson, who was not only a total abstainer, but a thoroughly consistent Christian man, attended the prayer meeting in Shandon Free Church inContinue reading “Fatal accident at Shandon”

William Priestley leaves Shandon Hydro

SOUTHERN REPORTER THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 1889 PRESENTATION Mr William Priestley, who has just been appointed to the post of manager of the Waverley Hydropathic Establishment, was recently presented with a pair of gold eye-glasses and a purse of forty sovereigns, on the occasion of him leaving the Shandon Hydropathic Establishment. The Rev. Hugh Miller, ofContinue reading “William Priestley leaves Shandon Hydro”

Shandon Hydro Amateur Games

GLASGOW HERALD, MONDAY 2ND AUGUST 1880 ATHLETICS – SHANDON HYDROPATHIC AMATEUR GAMES On Saturday the usually quiet village of Shandon, on the Gareloch, was the scene of some excitement, resulting in from the occurrence of the amateur games and aquatic sports in connection with the Shandon Hydropathic Establishment. The land sports were conducted in aContinue reading “Shandon Hydro Amateur Games”

Farewell Reverend Brodie

PAISLEY HERALD AND RENFREWSHIRE ADVERTISER SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 1862 FAREWELL SERVICES AT SHANDON, GARELOCH On Sabbath, 9th current, the Rev N Brodie, Shandon, preached for the last time to his present congregation previous to his induction at Pollockshaws. On the evening of Wednesday last week a soiree was held in the Church, which was againContinue reading “Farewell Reverend Brodie”

Regatta Preparation

HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY 9 AUGUST 1883 SHANDON – THE REGATTA The arrangements for the regatta are now almost completed. There are 15 events on the programme, and as this is the last regatta of the season, a good turn-out of crews is expected. For the confined four-oared race, three crews are hard at practice, andContinue reading “Regatta Preparation”

Sale of the Shandon collection part 5

Dear blog reader Here is the fifth part of the series on the sale of the contents of West Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection. Enjoy. ********************************* THE SCOTSMAN THURSDAY 17 MAY 1877 THE SHANDON SALE LONDON WEDNESDAY MAY 16 This sale, which has now reached its eleventh day, was better attended thisContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon collection part 5”

Wet Weather Entertainment

HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 1892 SHANDON ‘BALL POUDRE’ AT SHANDON HYDROPATHIC The disagreeable wet weather has had the effect of making the numerous guests in this establishment seek out entertainment for themselves, with the aid of the resident staff. On Friday evening a grand ‘ball poudre’ was devised and carried out with great effectContinue reading “Wet Weather Entertainment”

Ordination of Reverend Hugh Miller

HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 1882 SHANDON FREE CHURCH ORDINATION AT SHANDON The ordination of the Rev Hugh Miller, MA, to the pastoral charge of this Church took place on Tuesday. There was a large congregation, and the Rev John Elder, Arrochar, preached and presided. At the close of service the young minister received aContinue reading “Ordination of Reverend Hugh Miller”