Lady Nairne and a Children’s Treat

THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1892. SHANDON LADY NAIRNE AND HER SONGS A lecture was delivered on Thursday evening last by the Rev. Mr Miller, the subject being ‘Lady Nairne and her Songs’. The lecture was made very interesting by vocal illustrations of the songs by a choir under the conductorship of Mr DContinue reading “Lady Nairne and a Children’s Treat”

Destruction of Shandon House

THE GLASGOW CHRONICLE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1847 DESTRUCTION OF SHANDON HOUSE BY FIRE On Wednesday morning, about 6 o’clock, the inmates of the mansion-house of Walter Buchanan, Esq, of Shandon, were roused by fire breaking out in the upper part of the building, which, with the exception of the two wings, was in a veryContinue reading “Destruction of Shandon House”

Hatches Matches and Dispatches part 4

Dear blog reader This is the fourth part in a series of Shandon hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers. I always find such finds very exciting in my own 30 years of family history research and I hope this helps anyone doing similar Shandon-based research. (Glossary: inst/instant means of the presentContinue reading “Hatches Matches and Dispatches part 4”