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”

The MacLeods of Fuinary

Dear blog reader This week’s blog posts highlights 2 happenings at Shandon associated with the MacLeod family who owned the Fuinary house. The MacLeod family were predominantly Church of Scotland ministers (a long line of ministers going back to the eighteenth century) but also had medical men in their family. Reverend Norman MacLeod, who marriedContinue reading “The MacLeods of Fuinary”

Car accident 1904

GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTE 1 OCTOBER 1904 MOTOR CAR ACCIDENT ON GARELOCHSIDE Last night about seven o’clock an accident occurred by which a young lady received injuries, and damage was done to a car and a house and a van. The motor car belonged to Mrs Kirkpatrick, of Lagbuie, Shandon, and at theContinue reading “Car accident 1904”