Ardgare gifted to the British Legion: a generous gift

Milngavie and Bearsden Herald 15 January 1949 The mansion house and part of the lands of Ardgare, Shandon, Dunbartonshire, have been gifted to the British Legion (Scotland) by Lieutenant-Colonel R G Sillars as a house for ex-service personnel. The property is situated on the eastern shore of the Gareloch and includes two cottages, stables, aContinue reading “Ardgare gifted to the British Legion: a generous gift”

Death Follows Fall from Car

Dundee Evening Telegraph 27 July 1914 In front of Shandon Hydropathic a gentleman Mr George Aman, a Romanian gentleman, while stepping out of his motor car driven by his wife, fell and fractured his skull. He was promptly attended to by Mr Douglas McAlpine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow residing at the Hydropathic but he died withinContinue reading “Death Follows Fall from Car”

Serious Accidents at Shandon Station

Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette 2 July 1904 Yesterday morning an accident took place at Shandon Station on the West Highland Railway. The early through train from Glasgow to Fort William was brought to a standstill at the head of the incline which leads to Shandon Station, a stretch of about a quarter ofContinue reading “Serious Accidents at Shandon Station”

Dumbartonshire Section Clydesdale Harriers

Scottish Referee 31 Monday 1892 This section had their run on Saturday afternoon from their favourite rendezvous at Shandon. There was a large turn-out and the whole company were conveyed form Helensburgh in a special bus. On arrival no time was lost in despatching the hares, Messrs John McRae and T Vallance and they wereContinue reading “Dumbartonshire Section Clydesdale Harriers”

POW Tribute in Clyde Tragedy

The Scotsman 19 September 1947 German prisoners of war and members of the British staff of Stuckenduff Camp, near Helensburgh, have sent a wreath to Provost Minihan, Port Glasgow, as a tribute to the 20 people who were drowned in Sunday night’s motor boat disaster at the entrance to the Gareloch. Two Greenock cinemas areContinue reading “POW Tribute in Clyde Tragedy”

Shandon Experimental Station Closed

Sunday Post 27 March 1921 Plant taken away to England. Helensburgh, Saturday. The hammers are now silent in the much talked of established known as the Shandon Experimental Station and with the exception of a few officers and watchmen and one or two workmen the staff has cleared off. All the machinery has been dismantledContinue reading “Shandon Experimental Station Closed”

Shandon Hydropathic on Fire

Aberdeen Press and Journal 16 July 1898 The baths connected with the Shandon Hydropathic Establishment, Gareloch were destroyed by fire yesterday. The main building was saved. The building on fire, in addition to the ladies and gentlemen’s baths, contained the engine room and laundry, with large water tanks on the top. These tanks are onlyContinue reading “Shandon Hydropathic on Fire”

Death of Pioneer of American Meat Shipments at Summerhill

The Aberdeen Weekly Journal 5 March 1881 The death is announced at Summerhill, Shandon, after a brief illness of Mr John Bell. Although not a public man, in the ordinary sense of the word, Mr Bell was well known in commercial circles as the senior member of the firm of John Bell and Sons, fleshers,Continue reading “Death of Pioneer of American Meat Shipments at Summerhill”

Sale by Public Roup of Lagbuie House and Oakbank Cottage

Greenock Advertiser, 19 August 1880 To be sold by public roup within the Faculty Hall, St George’s Place, Glasgow on Wednesday the 25th day of August 1880 at two o’clock afternoon (unless previously disposed of by private bargain). Lagbuie House and grounds and Oakbank Cottage, Shandon. Lagbuie is a two-storey villa containing three public-rooms, eightContinue reading “Sale by Public Roup of Lagbuie House and Oakbank Cottage”

Shandon War Memorial

Private Peter Anderson, Scottish Rifles Captain James Walker Downie, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 28th October 1918 aged 25. Son of James and Elsie Downie of 4 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow. Buried at Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Private A Elrick, Kings Own Scottish Borderers Private A MacKenzie, Seaforth Highlanders. Lieutenant Iain MacLellan Miller, 2nd Batalion, ArgyllContinue reading “Shandon War Memorial”