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”

Broomfield House part 2

Dear blog-reader This blog post is related to last week’s blog post and details what happened to Broomfield House 20 years later. I hope you find it interesting. Jacqueline ***************************** MILNGAVIE AND BEARSDEN HERALD FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER 1934 SIR HAROLD YARROW’S OFFER TO GLASGOW HOSPITALSHANDON HOME AND £10,000. STIPULATION OF NAME. The Broomfield Convalescent HomeContinue reading “Broomfield House part 2”

Broomfield Home

DAILY RECORD MONDAY 1 JUNE 1914 In the unavoidable absence of the Countess of Eglinton and Winton, Mrs M Pearce Campbell opened the new Broomfield Convalescent Home for mothers and infants at Shandon on Saturday afternoon. Mrs Harold E Yarrow received the guests and the ceremony was performed on the grounds. The Home has beenContinue reading “Broomfield Home”

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”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1875

Dear blog reader Welcome to the third part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1875. In 1875 Shandon had 32 households, this is the exact same number as the 32 households in 1865 which had been a growth of 4 households fromContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1875”

4 Shandon Obituaries

Dear blog reader This week I have decided to combine 4 obituaries dated from 1879 to 1911 for people who lived at Shandon to give you a better idea of the kind of people who lived at Shandon. I do hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline *********** GREENOCK ADVERTISER, THURSDAY 13 FEBRUARY 1879 HELENSBURGH, DEATHContinue reading “4 Shandon Obituaries”

Shandon in March and May 1879

Dear blog reader, this is the eighth part of a series looking at the news in Shandon in particular weeks in history.,in this case in March and May 1879. In the week ending Thursday 20 March 1879 the focus in Shandon was a ball in the joiners’ shop for gardeners, coachmen and others and inContinue reading “Shandon in March and May 1879”

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 3

Dear blog reader This is the third 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 3”

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”

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1

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”