THE MAGIC OF SHANDON HYDRO

Dear blog reader I usually don’t share such recent finds but the descriptions are so good in this article I find it worth sharing. ***************************************** THE LENNOX HERALD, FEBRUARY 5, 1993 DOWN MEMORY LANE – THE MAGIC OF SHANDON HYDRO – BY PATRICIA DRAYTON A group of us were discussing the merits of the variousContinue reading “THE MAGIC OF SHANDON HYDRO”

Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 8

Dear blog reader Here is the eighth part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection.  This blog post covers the sale of some of the contents of Robert Napier’s library in Shandon House on the first day of the sale of the Shandon collection.Continue reading “Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 8”

Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 7

Dear blog reader. Here is the seventh part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection.  This blog post describes the porcelain sold on the 1st day of the sale of the Shandon collection and follows on from last week’s blog post discussing Robert Napier’sContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 7”

Sale of the Shandon Collection Part 6

Dear blog reader Here is the sixth part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection.  This blog post is from the first day of the sale and gives us an excellent introduction to Robert Napier’s taste. ********************* GLASGOW HERALD THURSDAY 12 APRIL 1877 SALEContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon Collection Part 6”

Sale of West Shandon

Dear blog reader I would suggest that the below advert describing West Shandon, the residence of Robert Napier, before it was sold and converted into the Hydropathic Hotel tells us a lot about West Shandon. I hope you also find it interesting. Jacqueline *********************** GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTE SATURDAY 7 APRIL 1877 WESTContinue reading “Sale of West Shandon”

Burial Of Mrs Napier

GLASGOW HERALD FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 1875 THE LATE MRS NAPIER OF SHANDON Yesterday, shortly after noon, the remains of Mrs Napier, wife of Mr Robert Napier, of Shandon, were committed to their last resting place in the family vault in Dumbarton Churchyard. The deceased, who had attained the ripe age of 83 years, died atContinue reading “Burial Of Mrs Napier”