Shandon in January 1886

Dear blog reader, this is the fifth part of a series looking at the news in Shandon in particular weeks in history. In the week leading up to Thursday 28 January 1886 Reverend Millar gave a lecture on Scottish songs, the Mutual Improvement Society heard a lecture on lighthouses and the annual aquatic entertainment andContinue reading “Shandon in January 1886”

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”

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”