Character of a Shandon Minister

GLASGOW EVENING POST SATURDAY 19 MARCH 1892 The Rev Neil Brodie, of Pollokshaws Free Church, who died the other day, was succeeded in Shandon Free Church by three or four ministers who all held the fort for very short periods. Mr Brodie’s immediate successor was of an extremely irritable temperament, and immediately after his settlementContinue reading “Character of a Shandon Minister”

Fatal accident at Shandon

GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTEWEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY 1859 On the evening of New Year’s Day, Alexander Davidson, gardener with George Martin, Esq., Greenhill, was drowned by the upsetting of the ferry-boat. Davidson, who was not only a total abstainer, but a thoroughly consistent Christian man, attended the prayer meeting in Shandon Free Church inContinue reading “Fatal accident at Shandon”

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”

Farewell Reverend Brodie

PAISLEY HERALD AND RENFREWSHIRE ADVERTISER SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 1862 FAREWELL SERVICES AT SHANDON, GARELOCH On Sabbath, 9th current, the Rev N Brodie, Shandon, preached for the last time to his present congregation previous to his induction at Pollockshaws. On the evening of Wednesday last week a soiree was held in the Church, which was againContinue reading “Farewell Reverend Brodie”

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”

1884 alterations to Shandon Church

HELENSBURGH NEWS THURSDAY 7 AUGUST 1884 SHANDON THE CHURCH – After undergoing considerable alteration and repair, the Free Church here is to be re-opened on Sabbath first by the Rev Dr Marcus Dods, from Glasgow. The work was undertaken with a view to increase the accommodation, but the appearance internally and externally has been completelyContinue reading “1884 alterations to Shandon Church”

Shandon in February 1885

Dear blog reader, this is the seventh part of a series looking at the news in Shandon in particular weeks in history. In the week ending Thursday 26 February 1885 the main focus in Shandon was a lecture in the Church on the composer Handel to mark his bi-centenary followed by a performance of someContinue reading “Shandon in February 1885”

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”

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”