Shandon Visitors in September 1882

Dear blog reader This is a post particularly for my readers researching their family history. How marvelous it would be to find out where your ancestors holidayed! Jacqueline ************************** THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1882 SHANDON SHANDON HYDROPATHIC VISITORS LIST Mr George Drummond and Mr Joseph Gardiner, GlasgowMr Milne and valet, Miss Milne, MissContinue reading “Shandon Visitors in September 1882”

Hydro Entertainment

THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1884 SHANDON ENTERTAINMENT AT THE HYDROPATHIC During the past week the visitors at the Shandon Hydropathic Establishment have enjoyed a round of excellent entertainments. Dr Moxey, the popular elocutionist, and professor of that art in the Free Church College, Edinburgh, gave a very attractive reading on Monday. Laurence Gane,Continue reading “Hydro Entertainment”

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”

Calico Ball and New Minister at Shandon

THE HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1882 SHANDON SHANDON FREE CHURCH A meeting of the congregation of this Church was held on Monday evening for the purpose of electing a minister. The Rev Mr Ireland presided, and the recommendation of the Congregational Committee, suggesting that the vote should be taken between the Rev Mr Thomson,Continue reading “Calico Ball and New Minister at Shandon”

1904 Sale of Shandon House

THE SCOTSMAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1904 DUMBARTONSHIRE – SHANDON HOUSE, GARELOCH For sale, by private bargain, this beautiful residential property, situated upon the Gareloch, about ten minutes’ walk from Shandon Railway Station, the same distance from Shandon Pier, and 25 miles from Glasgow. The mansion occupies a fine position with southern exposure, and contains drawingContinue reading “1904 Sale of Shandon House”

Aquatic Entertainment in 1885

HELENSBURGH NEWS 20TH AUGUST 1885 SHANDON HYDROPATHIC Among the many attractions of this beautiful place, a grand aquatic entertainment took place on Wednesday, when the large room of the summer pond was crowded. What gave great interest to the entertainment was eight gentlemen visitors, who paid a visit to the exhibition, and who were dressedContinue reading “Aquatic Entertainment in 1885”

Where Shall We Go At Christmas

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH, 21ST DECEMBER 1903 WHERE SHALL WE GO AT CHRISTMAS BY MARGUERITE Time was when people never dreamt of leaving home at Christmas or New Year. It was a family festival, spent in the bosom of the family. People gathered all their relations about them, and, if their hearts were big and bountiful,Continue reading “Where Shall We Go At Christmas”

Homicidal Naval Man

EVENING EXPRESS, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31, 1951 12 MONTHS FOR CULPABLE HOMICIDE, P.O. NOT VIOLENT MAN Petty officer William Joseph Bird, of Birmingham, was found guilty of culpable homicide at Glasgow High Court today and was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment. The jury’s verdict was unanimous. Lord Jamieson, passing sentence, said: ‘I am disposed to takeContinue reading “Homicidal Naval Man”


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”

Closure of the Experimental Station

ARMY AND NAVY GAZETTE SATURDAY 31 DECEMBER 1921 THE PORTS The late Admiralty experimental station at Shandon Hydropathic, near Helensburgh, says the Times, is in the market. The estate, extending to 60 acres, and overlooking Gareloch, includes the mansion and a small power house. An ‘upset’ price of £15,000 has been fixed by the DisposalContinue reading “Closure of the Experimental Station”