Shandon Valuation Roll 1905

Dear blog reader Welcome to the sixth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1905. In 1905 Shandon had 82 households listed. A vast increase on the anomaly of the valuation roll of 1895 when  only 16 households were listed but alsoContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1905”

Suffragette arson attempt at Shandon

Dear blog reader I’ve chosen to include the details of all the suffragette arson attempts reported at the same time to give an idea of what was happening. Best wishes Jacqueline ********************** STRATHEARN HERALD Saturday 13 December 1913 MORE SUFFRAGIST OUTRAGES DISASTROUS FIRES CLYDESIDE MANSION GUTTED Kelly House, Wemyss Bay, Fifth of Clyde, was completelyContinue reading “Suffragette arson attempt at Shandon”

Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 2

Dear blog reader This is part 2 of a series started last week on the appeal regarding Reverend John Brechin’s intoxication heard at the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland in 1881. Last week we heard up to Reverend John Brechin’s evidence and so we will continue from Reverend John Brechin’s evidence thisContinue reading “Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 2”

Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 1

GLASGOW HERALD MONDAY 23 MAY 1881 THE SHANDON CASE. DISMISSAL OF THE APPEAL. This case came before the Assembly [that is, the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland] in the shape of two protests and appeals – the first being one of a preliminary nature by the Presbytery of Dumbarton against the SynodContinue reading “Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 1”

Robert Napier’s Boats

GLASGOW HERALDTHURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 1897 F.C. [Free Church] Manse, Errol, October 12, 1897 Sir. – Would you permit me to supplement the excellent list of Clyde steamers which an ‘Old Coaster’ gives in the ‘Herald’ today? He has altogether omitted Napier’s boats on the Gareloch. They were built – the Duchess of Argyle, 1849; theContinue reading “Robert Napier’s Boats”

Complaint about a steamer

Dear blog reader I always find people’s letters fascinating for all that they tell us about the writer. Here is an interesting letter from, I believe, a holiday maker staying at Shandon attempting, and failing, to catch a steamer. I hope you find the letter as interesting as I do. Jacqueline ********************* GLASGOW HERALD MONDAYContinue reading “Complaint about a steamer”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1895

Dear blog reader Welcome to the fifth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1895. In 1895 Shandon only had 16 households listed, a massive reduction compared to 1885. I suspect, unlike all other valuation rolls so far, only a few ofContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1895”

Visit of an Abyssinian hero

Field Marshal Robert Cornelis Napier, born 1810 in Colombo, British Ceylon and died 1890 in London, was a very distinguished British Indian Army office. He fought in the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars, was the chief engineer during the second relief of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, was a commander during the SecondContinue reading “Visit of an Abyssinian hero”

Opinion of charitable mansions

Dear blog reader I was fascinated when I discovered a local opinion on the giving of mansions to charity, given that I have published 3 blog posts on Broomfield and Berriedale being handed to charities. I hope you also find this alternative opinion interesting. Jacqueline *************************************** GLASGOW HERALD WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL 1895 FRESH AIR FORTNIGHTContinue reading “Opinion of charitable mansions”

Shandon Hydro Hotel and great kindness

Dear blog reader This week’s blog post is a tribute to the great kindness of Dominic Skeet who this week sent me a duplex postcard book of views of and around the Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. I shall share below each postcard in the album (only one postcard was actually sent, that showing the terrace) andContinue reading “Shandon Hydro Hotel and great kindness”