Shandon Proposals

THE GLASGOW DAILY HERALD, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1871 SHANDON FREE GARDENERS On Wednesday evening a meeting was held at Shandon – Mr Alexander McCallum presiding – to consider the propriety of forming a Lodge of Free Gardeners for Helensburgh, Row, Shandon, and Garelochhead. Resolutions favourable to this object were agreed to, and it was resolvedContinue reading “Shandon Proposals”

Shandon Mutual Improvement Society in March 1883

THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1883 SHANDON – MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY In connection with this association, a grand literary and musical entertainment was given in the schoolroom on Thursday evening last, when every available inch of space within its walls was occupied by a large and enthusiastic audience, who long before the hour ofContinue reading “Shandon Mutual Improvement Society in March 1883”

British Birds and a Ball

THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1885 DISTRICT NEWS SHANDON BRITISH BIRDS Under the auspices of the Mutual Improvement Association, Mr R Brown last Friday night read a paper on ‘British Birds’ and it was most interesting. Very few people can talk with any degree of ornithological knowledge, but Mr Brown, by dint of deepContinue reading “British Birds and a Ball”

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”

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”