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”

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”

Motor accident involving Mr Brown of Summerhill

Dundee Evening Post 9 September 1901 Pathetic Glasgow fatality A distressing motor fatality has occurred near Bearsden, Glasgow. A little boy named Archie Gillen, aged about 5 years, son of John Gillen, Garscadden, was, along with some other children, running along the road when he got right in front of a motor driven by MrContinue reading “Motor accident involving Mr Brown of Summerhill”