Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875

Dear blog reader, this week a name-rich source for any of you with ancestors from Shandon. Note some slightly different spellings which are exactly as they appeared in the directory. BATTRUM’S GUIDE AND DIRECTORY TO HELENSBURGH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD 1875 SHANDON INCLUDING BLAIRVADDICK AND FASLANE ESTATES Five miles from Helensburgh West. Omnibus leaves Helensburgh at 5pmContinue reading “Battrum’s Guide and Directory 1875”

Drowning opposite Blairvaddich

Dundee Evening Telegraph 23 September 1884 Sad drowning of two boys near Helensburgh Shortly after four o’clock yesterday, two lads named Gordon Carnachan, son of Dr Carnachan, and Archibald Campbell, son of Captain Campbell, of the Circassia, each aged about 16, started from Clynder in the lugsail boat Zulu to cross the loch. When oppositeContinue reading “Drowning opposite Blairvaddich”

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 architecture

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”