Shandon Valuation Roll 1935

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eleventh part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1935. In 1935 Shandon had 87 households listed, an increase compared to the 79 households in 1930. This compares with: In 1930 Shandon had 79 households listed, aContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1935”

Homicidal Naval Man

EVENING EXPRESS, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31, 1951 12 MONTHS FOR CULPABLE HOMICIDE, P.O. NOT VIOLENT MAN Petty officer William Joseph Bird, of Birmingham, was found guilty of culpable homicide at Glasgow High Court today and was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment. The jury’s verdict was unanimous. Lord Jamieson, passing sentence, said: ‘I am disposed to takeContinue reading “Homicidal Naval Man”

THE MAGIC OF SHANDON HYDRO

Dear blog reader I usually don’t share such recent finds but the descriptions are so good in this article I find it worth sharing. ***************************************** THE LENNOX HERALD, FEBRUARY 5, 1993 DOWN MEMORY LANE – THE MAGIC OF SHANDON HYDRO – BY PATRICIA DRAYTON A group of us were discussing the merits of the variousContinue reading “THE MAGIC OF SHANDON HYDRO”

Closure of the Experimental Station

ARMY AND NAVY GAZETTE SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER 1921 THE PORTS The late Admiralty experimental station at Shandon Hydropathic, near Helensburgh, says the Times, is in the market. The estate, extending to 60 acres, and overlooking Gareloch, includes the mansion and a small power house. An ‘upset’ price of £15,000 has been fixed by the DisposalContinue reading “Closure of the Experimental Station”

Fire At The Hydro

THE SCOTSMAN FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER 1928 SHANDON HYDRO OUTBREAK LARGE ANNEXE DESTROYED Helensburgh fire brigade were called out yesterday morning to one of the most serious fires which has occurred in the Gareloch district for a long time. The scene of the outbreak was Shandon Hydro Hotel, which was used by the Admiralty during theContinue reading “Fire At The Hydro”

Sale of West Shandon

Dear blog reader I would suggest that the below advert describing West Shandon, the residence of Robert Napier, before it was sold and converted into the Hydropathic Hotel tells us a lot about West Shandon. I hope you also find it interesting. Jacqueline *********************** GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTE SATURDAY 7 APRIL 1877 WESTContinue reading “Sale of West Shandon”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1915

Dear blog reader Welcome to the seventh part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1915. In 1915 Shandon had 75 households listed, a slight decrease on 1905. In 1905 Shandon had 82 households listed which was a vast increase on the anomalyContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1915”

Railway Accident at Shandon – part 1

Dear blog reader This is part 1 of a 3 part series on a railway accident at Shandon in 1895, parts 2 and 3 will be published in subsequent weeks. Hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline ****************************** GLASGOW HERALD TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 1895 RAILWAY ACCIDENTS. ALARMING AFFAIR ON THE WEST HIGHLAND RAIlWAY – LADY INJURED.Continue reading “Railway Accident at Shandon – part 1”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1905

Dear blog reader Welcome to the sixth part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1905. In 1905 Shandon had 82 households listed. A vast increase on the anomaly of the valuation roll of 1895 when  only 16 households were listed but alsoContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1905”

Shandon Hydro Hotel and great kindness

Dear blog reader This week’s blog post is a tribute to the great kindness of Dominic Skeet who this week sent me a duplex postcard book of views of and around the Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. I shall share below each postcard in the album (only one postcard was actually sent, that showing the terrace) andContinue reading “Shandon Hydro Hotel and great kindness”