Calico Ball and New Minister at Shandon

THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1882 SHANDON SHANDON FREE CHURCH A meeting of the congregation of this Church was held on Monday evening for the purpose of electing a minister. The Rev Mr Ireland presided, and the recommendation of the Congregational Committee, suggesting that the vote should be taken between the Rev Mr Thomson,Continue reading “Calico Ball and New Minister at Shandon”

Hatches Matches and Dispatches part 4

Dear blog reader This is the fourth 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. (Glossary: inst/instant means of the presentContinue reading “Hatches Matches and Dispatches part 4”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1940

Dear blog reader Welcome to the twelfth and final part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1940. (Please see a note at the end of this introduction regarding the next series particularly for my blog readers looking for their ancestors in Shandon.)Continue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1940”

Ordination At Shandon

GLASGOW MORNING JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1862 ORDINATION AT SHANDON On Thursday last the Free Presbytery of Dumbarton met in the Church, at Shandon, for the purpose of ordaining the Rev A Murray McCallum, who had been the unanimous choice of the people, as pastor of that Church. The Rev Mr Tait, of Dumbarton, moderatorContinue reading “Ordination At Shandon”

Church Day Out

THE FIFE FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, 21 JUNE 1947 DISTRICT NEWS – EAST WEMYSS WORK PARTY DRIVE Members of St George’s Church Ladies’ Work Party and friends, numbering thirty took part in a very enjoyable bus drive to Oban on Monday. They passed through the picturesque countryside surrounding Lochearnhead, where a brief halt was made. ObanContinue reading “Church Day Out”

Death of Reverend George Bennett

FIFE FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1956 EAST WEMYSS DISTRICT NEWS – TRIBUTE TO FORMER MINISTER The Rev. Alex. Macrae paid tribute to a former minister of the Church, the Rev. George Bennett, at the morning service in St George’s on Sunday. Mr Bennett, who died recently, was minister of St George’s from 1916 toContinue reading “Death of Reverend George Bennett”

Reverend Neil Brodie Biography

THE EVENING TELEGRAPH, FRIDAY MARCH 18, 1892 DEATH OF A DISRUPTION MINISTER The death of the Rev. Neil Brodie, emeritus-minister of West Free Church, Pollokshaws, took place last Thursday at Wellpark House, Craigmore, Bute, where he had resided for some time past. Mr Brodie, who was in is 80th year, was born in Campbeltown, andContinue reading “Reverend Neil Brodie Biography”

Annual Meeting of Shandon Church in 1886

HELENSBURGH NEWS THURSDAY 22 APRIL 1886 SHANDON. FREE CHURCH. On the evening of Wednesday last the annual meeting of the congregation of the Free Church was held, the Rev. Hugh Miller, pastor, presiding. Reports as to the work and condition of the Church were made by Messrs Walter MacLellan, jun., and Kirkpatrick. These showed theContinue reading “Annual Meeting of Shandon Church in 1886”

Suffragette arson attempt at Shandon

Dear blog reader I’ve chosen to include the details of all the suffragette arson attempts reported at the same time to give an idea of what was happening. Best wishes Jacqueline ********************** STRATHEARN HERALD Saturday 13 December 1913 MORE SUFFRAGIST OUTRAGES DISASTROUS FIRES CLYDESIDE MANSION GUTTED Kelly House, Wemyss Bay, Fifth of Clyde, was completelyContinue reading “Suffragette arson attempt at Shandon”

Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 2

Dear blog reader This is part 2 of a series started last week on the appeal regarding Reverend John Brechin’s intoxication heard at the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland in 1881. Last week we heard up to Reverend John Brechin’s evidence and so we will continue from Reverend John Brechin’s evidence thisContinue reading “Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 2”