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”

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”

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”