Electricity and the Telephone

THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1886 DISTRICT NEWS SHANDON COURSE OF LECTURES On Friday evening, the schoolroom was crowded to hear a lecture by Mr James Bell, of Summerhill, the subject being ‘Electricity and the Telephone’. He said that it was not his intention to occupy much time with a lecture, but rather toContinue reading “Electricity and the Telephone”

Destruction of Summerhall

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS MONDAY 4 AUGUST 1879 DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN SHANDON Yesterday afternoon, Summerhall House, the property of Mr John Bell, of Messrs Bell & Sons, Glasgow, was almost totally destroyed. About four o’clock smoke was observed about the roof, and in less than an hour the main house was completely gutted. Mr and MrsContinue reading “Destruction of Summerhall”