Hatches, Matches and Dispatches, part 2

Dear blog reader This is the second part in a series of Shandon hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers. I always find 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 for privacy reasonsContinue reading “Hatches, Matches and Dispatches, part 2”

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”

Near Drowning Opposite Shandon Church

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”