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Shandon Yacht Fire

The Scotsman 26 July 1930 Yesterday, when two engineers were endeavouring to start the engines of a twin-screw cabin cruiser on the Gareloch near the Glasgow Motor Boat Racing Club’s pier at Shandon, one of the engines mis-fired and an explosion occurred, throwing one of the men into the fore-saloon with great violence. A fireContinue reading “Shandon Yacht Fire”

Shandon in March 1879

Dear blog reader, this is the second part in the series looking at what was the focus in Shandon in a particular week in time. In the second week of March in 1879 the focus in Shandon was the availability of the Helensburgh News and the alterations made at the Hydropathic Hotel Helensburgh News 13Continue reading “Shandon in March 1879”

Death at Ardgare

Strathearn Herald, 30th December 1911 ESTATE FALLS TO THE UNITED FREE CHURCH Miss Kerr, the last member of a well-known family, died at her residence, Ardgare, Shandon, on Wednesday night, at the age of 85. Her father, an Ayrshire man made a fortune as a tobacco merchant in Virginia and on his return to ScotlandContinue reading “Death at Ardgare”

Shandon in July 1884

Dear blog reader, Welcome to part 1 of an occasional series focusing on what happened in Shandon in a particular week in the past. This week, let’s explore what happened in Shandon in the last week of July 1884. Helensburgh News 31st July 1884 Shandon The Regatta After a good deal of bantering between theContinue reading “Shandon in July 1884”

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