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”

Sale of the Shandon collection part 2

Dear blog reader The blog posts on this website started a few months ago with a report on one of the days’ sale of the Shandon collection and, at long last, here is a second part in this series. Enjoy. ************************************************************************* THE SCOTSMAN TUESDAY 15 MAY 1877 THE SHANDON SALE LONDON, MONDAY NIGHT The saleContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon collection part 2”

John Jamieson of Shandon House

Glasgow Herald 13 October 1871 The late Mr John Jamieson of Shandon This well-known citizen was buried yesterday in the Necropolis. The funeral services were conducted at his residence on the Gareloch, and it was apparent from the numerous and deeply interested companies of mourners both at Shandon and Glasgow that there are very manyContinue reading “John Jamieson of Shandon House”

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”

Dumbartonshire Section Clydesdale Harriers

Scottish Referee 31 Monday 1892 This section had their run on Saturday afternoon from their favourite rendezvous at Shandon. There was a large turn-out and the whole company were conveyed form Helensburgh in a special bus. On arrival no time was lost in despatching the hares, Messrs John McRae and T Vallance and they wereContinue reading “Dumbartonshire Section Clydesdale Harriers”

The Shandon Collection

Edinburgh Evening News 16 May 1877 Yesterday was the second day’s sale of the second portion of this great collection and the choice value of some of the articles drew a great number of art connoisseurs and other s to the rooms of Messrs Christie & Manson in King Street, St James. Amongst a numberContinue reading “The Shandon Collection”