Shandon Valuation Roll 1920

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eighth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1920. In 1920 Shandon had 76 households listed, a very slight increase on 1915. In 1915 Shandon had 75 households listed, a slight decrease on 1905. In 1905Continue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1920”

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”

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”

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”

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 Valuation Roll 1885

Dear blog reader Welcome to the fourth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1885. In 1885 Shandon had 74 households, a huge increase from 1875 when Shandon had 32 households. The 1875 number was the exact same number as the 32Continue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1885”