Shandon Valuation Roll 1895

Dear blog reader Welcome to the fifth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1895. In 1895 Shandon only had 16 households listed, a massive reduction compared to 1885. I suspect, unlike all other valuation rolls so far, only a few ofContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1895”

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”

William Priestley leaves Shandon Hydro

SOUTHERN REPORTER THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 1889 PRESENTATION Mr William Priestley, who has just been appointed to the post of manager of the Waverley Hydropathic Establishment, was recently presented with a pair of gold eye-glasses and a purse of forty sovereigns, on the occasion of him leaving the Shandon Hydropathic Establishment. The Rev. Hugh Miller, ofContinue reading “William Priestley leaves Shandon Hydro”

Ordination of Reverend Hugh Miller

HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 1882 SHANDON FREE CHURCH ORDINATION AT SHANDON The ordination of the Rev Hugh Miller, MA, to the pastoral charge of this Church took place on Tuesday. There was a large congregation, and the Rev John Elder, Arrochar, preached and presided. At the close of service the young minister received aContinue reading “Ordination of Reverend Hugh Miller”

Shandon Mutual Improvement Association

HELENSBURGH NEWS THURSDAY 3 APRIL 1884 SHANDON SHANDON MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION A most successful conversazione, held in the schoolroom on Monday evening, brought the work of this association to a close for the winter. There was a large turn-out of members and friends, and the duties of the chair were most ably discharged on theContinue reading “Shandon Mutual Improvement Association”

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”

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 January 1885

Dear blog reader, this is the fourth part of a series looking at the news in Shandon in particular weeks in history. In the week leading up to Thursday 22 January 1885 Reverend Millar gave a lecture in the West Free Church, Helensburgh and there was aquatic entertainment at the Hydro. HELENSBURGH NEWS 22 JANUARYContinue reading “Shandon in January 1885”