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”

Prizes won by sons of road surveyor

HELENSBURGH NEWS 29 MAY 1884 SHANDON A PICTURE OF TROPHIES – We have just been shown a beautiful photograph, executed in the most artistic style by Mr John Stuart, of Helensburgh, of a valuable and varied collection of cups, medals, bronzes, inkstands, tankards, clocks, timepieces, writing-desks, etc, which have been won by the two sonsContinue reading “Prizes won by sons of road surveyor”

Shandon Valuation Roll 1865

Dear blog reader Welcome to the second part in a series, a list of the people, with house names where known, who were connected with Shandon in 1865. By 1865 Shandon had grown compared to 1855, in 1855 there were 28 households and in 1865 there were 32 households. Hopefully those of you with ancestorsContinue reading “Shandon Valuation Roll 1865”

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”

Shandon in January 1886

Dear blog reader, this is the fifth part of a series looking at the news in Shandon in particular weeks in history. In the week leading up to Thursday 28 January 1886 Reverend Millar gave a lecture on Scottish songs, the Mutual Improvement Society heard a lecture on lighthouses and the annual aquatic entertainment andContinue reading “Shandon in January 1886”

Shandon in January 1885

Dear blog reader, this is the fourth part of a series looking at the news in Shandon in particular weeks in history. In the week leading up to Thursday 22 January 1885 Reverend Millar gave a lecture in the West Free Church, Helensburgh and there was aquatic entertainment at the Hydro. HELENSBURGH NEWS 22 JANUARYContinue reading “Shandon in January 1885”