Death of a Shandon boy in 1918

Daily Record 9 May 1918 Shandon boy’s sad death Robert Hill (13) succumbed in the Victoria Infirmary, Helensburgh, yesterday, to injuries sustained through the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a comrade. The boys had been shooting squirrels on Tuesday night and the gun went off, the charge lodging in the rightContinue reading “Death of a Shandon boy in 1918”

Death at Lagbuie

Glasgow Herald 10 July 1900 The announcement of the death of Mr Andrew Jackson Kirkpatrick which appears today in our obituary, will be read with feelings of deep regret by a wide circle of friends. The sad event was not wholly unexpected. About six months ago Mr Kirkpatrick had a paralytic seizure, but he recoveredContinue reading “Death at Lagbuie”

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”

New Pier at Shandon

Glasgow Herald 6 October 1886 From the time when steamers first began to ply on the Gareloch there was a ferryboat station in connection with them at Shandon, where all of the steamers used to call. For the long period of half a century the Shandon ferry continued under the management of Mr Duncan McKinlay,Continue reading “New Pier at Shandon”

Sale by Public Roup of Lagbuie House and Oakbank Cottage

Greenock Advertiser, 19 August 1880 To be sold by public roup within the Faculty Hall, St George’s Place, Glasgow on Wednesday the 25th day of August 1880 at two o’clock afternoon (unless previously disposed of by private bargain). Lagbuie House and grounds and Oakbank Cottage, Shandon. Lagbuie is a two-storey villa containing three public-rooms, eightContinue reading “Sale by Public Roup of Lagbuie House and Oakbank Cottage”