Shandon in March and May 1879

Dear blog reader, this is the eighth part of a series looking at the news in Shandon in particular weeks in history.,in this case in March and May 1879. In the week ending Thursday 20 March 1879 the focus in Shandon was a ball in the joiners’ shop for gardeners, coachmen and others and inContinue reading “Shandon in March and May 1879”

A Shandon Elopement

GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTE 11 AUGUST 1892 CASE OF ELOPEMENT IN THE SHANDON DISTRICT Some little sensation has been created in the Gareloch district by the elopement of a young working-man’s wife with her cousin. It appears that a gardener named Thomson and his wife, residing in the Shandon district, were recently visitedContinue reading “A Shandon Elopement”

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1

Dear blog reader This is the first part in a new series of Shandon hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers. I have always found such finds very exciting in my own 30 years of family history research and I hope this helps anyone doing similar Shandon-based research. Please note that forContinue reading “Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1”