A Glasgow Fair Holiday Destination

Dear blog reader Now that we have reached the end of another Summer, I thought we would look at Glasgow Fair Holiday destinations in the past, including of course Shandon. For those who are unaware, the ‘Glasgow Fair Holiday’ was traditionally the last 2 weeks in July when many Glasgow businesses closed down for theContinue reading “A Glasgow Fair Holiday Destination”

Employment at Shandon Station

Dear blog reader Here is a ‘two for the price of one’ blog post about people employed at Shandon station. ***************************************** DEVON VALLEY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 1902 DOLLAR NEWS Mr Thomas A Lyon, of the Parcel Office Department, Glasgow, has been appointed stationmaster at Shandon. Mr Lyon, who is a native of Dollar, enteredContinue reading “Employment at Shandon Station”

Christians at the Peace Camp

Dear blog reader Hopefully you will forgive me for a blog post on something at Shandon of particular to interest to me, but sometimes slightly controversial – the peace camp. ********************************* LENNOX HERALD, NOVEMBER 17, 1989 CHRISTIAN PROTEST AT FASLANE BASE BY MARY CULLEN, PICTURES BY BRIAN AVERELL Members of Christian CND from all overContinue reading “Christians at the Peace Camp”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1935

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eleventh part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1935. In 1935 Shandon had 87 households listed, an increase compared to the 79 households in 1930. This compares with: In 1930 Shandon had 79 households listed, aContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1935”

Near Miss On Train Tracks

ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS, TUESDAY, 1ST AUGUST 1967 TRAIN BAIRN IS ‘SATISFACTORY’ Ten-month-old Elizabeth Agnew who missed death by inches when a double diesel engined train ran over her yesterday is today ‘fairly satisfactory’ in the Vale of Leven Hospital, Dunbartonshire. She was seen being run over by the engine driver. When he found her laterContinue reading “Near Miss On Train Tracks”

Church Day Out

THE FIFE FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, 21 JUNE 1947 DISTRICT NEWS – EAST WEMYSS WORK PARTY DRIVE Members of St George’s Church Ladies’ Work Party and friends, numbering thirty took part in a very enjoyable bus drive to Oban on Monday. They passed through the picturesque countryside surrounding Lochearnhead, where a brief halt was made. ObanContinue reading “Church Day Out”


MILNGAVIE AND BEARSDEN HERALD, 10 JULY 1937 YACHT DESTROYED BY FIRE Helensburgh Fire Brigade were called out on Wednesday to a fire that had broken out in the motor yacht Maureen, belonging to Mr Eric A Hunter, Bearsden. The yacht was lying moored off Blairvaddick Bay, near Shandon, on the Gareloch. Those in charge madeContinue reading “YACHT DESTROYED BY FIRE”

Homicidal Naval Man

EVENING EXPRESS, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31, 1951 12 MONTHS FOR CULPABLE HOMICIDE, P.O. NOT VIOLENT MAN Petty officer William Joseph Bird, of Birmingham, was found guilty of culpable homicide at Glasgow High Court today and was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment. The jury’s verdict was unanimous. Lord Jamieson, passing sentence, said: ‘I am disposed to takeContinue reading “Homicidal Naval Man”

Death of Reverend George Bennett

FIFE FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1956 EAST WEMYSS DISTRICT NEWS – TRIBUTE TO FORMER MINISTER The Rev. Alex. Macrae paid tribute to a former minister of the Church, the Rev. George Bennett, at the morning service in St George’s on Sunday. Mr Bennett, who died recently, was minister of St George’s from 1916 toContinue reading “Death of Reverend George Bennett”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1930

Dear blog reader Welcome to the tenth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1930. In 1930 Shandon had 79 households listed which is a slight increase compared to 1925. This compares with: In 1925 Shandon had 73 households listed, a slightContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1930”