Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare

Dear blog reader Following on from my recent blog post on Ardgare, I found 3 articles on Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare which tell us something of his life. Jacqueline ************************* DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY 8 JUNE 1915 LIEUTENANT R. G. SILLARS Lieutenant R. G. Sillars, 9th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, is reported unofficially asContinue reading “Ronald Gordon Sillars of Ardgare”

Ardgare Officially Opened As Rest Home

THE SCOTSMAN SATURDAY 22 JULY 1950 ARDGARE HOUSE OPENED. BRITISH LEGION REST HOME. Ardgare House, Shandon, near Garelochhead, was officially opened yesterday afternoon as a British Legion rest home by the Countess of Eglinton and Winston. Ardgare is the second Legion rest home to be opened in Scotland within the last 18 months. The firstContinue reading “Ardgare Officially Opened As Rest Home”

Sale of West Shandon

Dear blog reader I would suggest that the below advert describing West Shandon, the residence of Robert Napier, before it was sold and converted into the Hydropathic Hotel tells us a lot about West Shandon. I hope you also find it interesting. Jacqueline *********************** GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTE SATURDAY 7 APRIL 1877 WESTContinue reading “Sale of West Shandon”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1915

Dear blog reader Welcome to the seventh part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1915. In 1915 Shandon had 75 households listed, a slight decrease on 1905. In 1905 Shandon had 82 households listed which was a vast increase on the anomalyContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1915”

Death Of John Kerr Of Ardgare

GLASGOW HERALD FRIDAY 24 AUGUST 1900 DEATH OF MR JOHN JAMES KERR, OF ARDGARE The death took place on Wednesday, at his residence, Ardgare, Shandon, of Mr John James Kerr, of Robertland. Mr Kerr had been in failing health for sometime, and his decease was not unexpected. Mr Kerr was born at Roberton, near Stewarton,Continue reading “Death Of John Kerr Of Ardgare”

Yacht Capsizes

DUNDEE COURIER THURSDAY 22 MAY 1924 YACHT CAPSIZES ON ITS MAIDEN TRIP. SOLE OCCUPANT’S PERILOUS POSITION. An exciting incident took place on the Gareloch when a local yachtsman was rescued from the water by a passing motor cyclist. It appears that about 8.30pm Mr R S McNicol, Ardchapel, was sailing his new yacht Wendy, whichContinue reading “Yacht Capsizes”

Burial Of Mrs Napier

GLASGOW HERALD FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 1875 THE LATE MRS NAPIER OF SHANDON Yesterday, shortly after noon, the remains of Mrs Napier, wife of Mr Robert Napier, of Shandon, were committed to their last resting place in the family vault in Dumbarton Churchyard. The deceased, who had attained the ripe age of 83 years, died atContinue reading “Burial Of Mrs Napier”

Railway Accident at Shandon – part 3

Dear blog reader This is part 3 of a 3 part series on a railway accident at Shandon in  1895, continuing on from parts 1 and 2 published the previous 2 weeks. I do hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline ********************** GLASGOW HERALD FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 1895 THE RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT SHANDON Major Marindin reportsContinue reading “Railway Accident at Shandon – part 3”

Railway Accident at Shandon – Part 2

Dear blog reader This is part 2 of a 3 part series on a railway accident at Shandon in  1895, continuing on from part 1 published a week ago, part 3 will be published next week. I hope you find it interesting. Jacqueline *********************** GLASGOW HERALD TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 1895 RAILWAY ACCIDENTS. ALARMING AFFAIR ONContinue reading “Railway Accident at Shandon – Part 2”

Railway Accident at Shandon – part 1

Dear blog reader This is part 1 of a 3 part series on a railway accident at Shandon in 1895, parts 2 and 3 will be published in subsequent weeks. Hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline ****************************** GLASGOW HERALD TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 1895 RAILWAY ACCIDENTS. ALARMING AFFAIR ON THE WEST HIGHLAND RAIlWAY – LADY INJURED.Continue reading “Railway Accident at Shandon – part 1”