Education at Shandon

SCOTTISH GUARDIAN, GLASGOW, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1856 TEACHER WANTED FOR THE FREE CHURCH SCHOOL AT SHANDON He will be expected to hold a Government Certificate. In addition to the Government allowance, the teacher will be entitled to the grant from the Education Fund of the Free Church; and an allowance will also be made byContinue reading “Education at Shandon”

British Birds and a Ball

THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1885 DISTRICT NEWS SHANDON BRITISH BIRDS Under the auspices of the Mutual Improvement Association, Mr R Brown last Friday night read a paper on ‘British Birds’ and it was most interesting. Very few people can talk with any degree of ornithological knowledge, but Mr Brown, by dint of deepContinue reading “British Birds and a Ball”

Theft from Broomfield Cottage

THE GLASGOW HERALD, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1889 CIRCUIT COURT AT STIRLING The autumn Circuit Court for the counties of Stirling and Dumbarton, Clackmannan and Kinross, was held yesterday – Lord Wellwood being the presiding Judge. Patrick McGee, labourer, was charged with having, on 6th July, between Gartmore and Kelty Tunnel Works, robbed Patrick McDade, labourer,Continue reading “Theft from Broomfield Cottage”

Calico Ball and New Minister at Shandon

THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1882 SHANDON SHANDON FREE CHURCH A meeting of the congregation of this Church was held on Monday evening for the purpose of electing a minister. The Rev Mr Ireland presided, and the recommendation of the Congregational Committee, suggesting that the vote should be taken between the Rev Mr Thomson,Continue reading “Calico Ball and New Minister at Shandon”

1904 Sale of Shandon House

THE SCOTSMAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1904 DUMBARTONSHIRE – SHANDON HOUSE, GARELOCH For sale, by private bargain, this beautiful residential property, situated upon the Gareloch, about ten minutes’ walk from Shandon Railway Station, the same distance from Shandon Pier, and 25 miles from Glasgow. The mansion occupies a fine position with southern exposure, and contains drawingContinue reading “1904 Sale of Shandon House”

Aquatic Entertainment in 1885

HELENSBURGH NEWS 20TH AUGUST 1885 SHANDON HYDROPATHIC Among the many attractions of this beautiful place, a grand aquatic entertainment took place on Wednesday, when the large room of the summer pond was crowded. What gave great interest to the entertainment was eight gentlemen visitors, who paid a visit to the exhibition, and who were dressedContinue reading “Aquatic Entertainment in 1885”

Sale of Shandonbank in 1860

THE GLASGOW DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1860 DESIRABLE COAST RESIDENCE FOR SALE There will be exposed to sale, by public roup, within the Faculty of Procurator’s Hall, Saint George’s Place, Glasgow, on Wednesday the 7th March next, at two o’clock, (unless previously disposed of by public bargain,) the property of Shandon Bank, beautifully situatedContinue reading “Sale of Shandonbank in 1860”

Where Shall We Go At Christmas

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH, 21ST DECEMBER 1903 WHERE SHALL WE GO AT CHRISTMAS BY MARGUERITE Time was when people never dreamt of leaving home at Christmas or New Year. It was a family festival, spent in the bosom of the family. People gathered all their relations about them, and, if their hearts were big and bountiful,Continue reading “Where Shall We Go At Christmas”

Shandon 1841 Census Part 1

Dear blog reader I am so excited to start a new family history Shandon series – the censuses of Shandon, beginning with 1841, 4 pages of the original schedule at a time. I do hope all of you with Shandon ancestors will find this useful. Jacqueline. ****************************************** Page 1 House Name Name Age Occupation IfContinue reading “Shandon 1841 Census Part 1”

Hatches Matches and Dispatches part 4

Dear blog reader This is the fourth part in a series of Shandon hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers. I always find such finds very exciting in my own 30 years of family history research and I hope this helps anyone doing similar Shandon-based research. (Glossary: inst/instant means of the presentContinue reading “Hatches Matches and Dispatches part 4”