Glasgow Herald 2 August 1884 Narrow escape from drowning in the Gareloch Yesterday at midday Donald McLeod, 72 years of age, residing in Helensburgh, narrowly escaped being drowned in the Gareloch. McLeod, who is an old soldier, left Helensburgh for Garelochhead about half-past ten in a lug-sail boat belonging to Mr Campbell. All went wellContinue reading “Near Drowning Opposite Shandon Church”
Dundee Evening Post 9 September 1901 Pathetic Glasgow fatality A distressing motor fatality has occurred near Bearsden, Glasgow. A little boy named Archie Gillen, aged about 5 years, son of John Gillen, Garscadden, was, along with some other children, running along the road when he got right in front of a motor driven by MrContinue reading “Motor accident involving Mr Brown of Summerhill”
The Scotsman 10 July 1899 Fire on Garelochside Yesterday afternoon the roof of Aldonaig House, situated between Row and Shandon, occupied by Miss Dundas, was discovered to be on fire, and the Helensburgh fire brigade was summoned. Before the arrival of the brigade, however Mr F C Buchanan and a number of Row people gotContinue reading “Aldonaig – a fire and an advertisement”
Daily Record 1 October 1915 Shandon officer killed It has been officially reported by the War Office that Lieut. Ian M Miller, 2nd Argylls, and younger son of the Rev Hugh Miller, MA, Shandon, UF Church, has been killed in action n Belgium. Lieut. Miller was educated at Larchfield and Merchiston Castle Schools. He joinedContinue reading “World War 1 and the sons of Reverend Hugh Miller”
Fife Herald 18 December 1879 Shandon hydropathic establishment unrivalled winter residence. Sheltered from north and east winds. Extensive private pleasure grounds with large conservatory, vineries, gardens etc. Turkish vapour, salt and fresh water baths, including large swimming bath, heated. Terms from 55s. Prospectus on application. Address – the manager, West Shandon, by Helensburgh.
William Swan was born in Edinburgh in 1818 to David Swan, an engineer,and Janet Smith. When David Swan died in 1821, William became his mother’s chief focus and Janet Smith was acquainted with Thomas Carlyle the philosopher. William’s maternal uncle was Robert Stevenson, the lighthouse engineer. William was educated privately in Edinburgh, became a scienceContinue reading “Professor William Swan – Ardchapel”
Glasgow Herald 13 October 1871 The late Mr John Jamieson of Shandon This well-known citizen was buried yesterday in the Necropolis. The funeral services were conducted at his residence on the Gareloch, and it was apparent from the numerous and deeply interested companies of mourners both at Shandon and Glasgow that there are very manyContinue reading “John Jamieson of Shandon House”
Dear blog reader This is the first part in a new series of Shandon hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers. I have always found such finds very exciting in my own 30 years of family history research and I hope this helps anyone doing similar Shandon-based research. Please note that forContinue reading “Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1”
Glasgow Herald 10 July 1900 The announcement of the death of Mr Andrew Jackson Kirkpatrick which appears today in our obituary, will be read with feelings of deep regret by a wide circle of friends. The sad event was not wholly unexpected. About six months ago Mr Kirkpatrick had a paralytic seizure, but he recoveredContinue reading “Death at Lagbuie”
Alt-na-Coille/Woodburn House Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical house with later 19th century, single storey, canted bay to outer left. Squared and snecked whinstone with sandstone margins and dressings. Base course, eaves band, quoin strips. Originally called Woodburn House. Ardchapel Named after the ancient Chapel which was sited north east of the railway line. BuiltContinue reading “Shandon architecture”
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