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Wooden Office, Yard & Field

 Our suggestion that there was a stable or small field opposite the Toll House on Glasgow Road is an interesting one and needed further investigation. At a time before any elderly recollections and not previously written about, this book explores these old 19th Century group of buildings, which during the 1850’s were the only buildings on the south side of Glasgow Road between Stonefield Farm and Stonefield Road! 249 more words

Blantyre Places

Toll Brae

From the start of the Council houses, directly opposite the public park entrance was the lower end of the “Toll Brae”. This was a local name from the 19th Century for a short part of Glasgow Road for about hundred yards before the old Blantyre Cotton Works Toll Point (not to be confused with Monteith’s Cotton mills). 316 more words

Blantyre Streets

12 November 2017. How to End Arguments With Toll-House Nutters


If some half-salted idiot starts nattering crackbrained nonsense like the toll-houses or dribbling about the latest “guru” elder, don’t get suckered into a pointless argument. 151 more words


Who first made cookies?

Cookies are a delicious snack (one that you are familiar with if you are part of our subscription service) that many of us assume came about relatively recently in human history. 401 more words


The Departure of the Soul

St. Isaiah of Scetis (+370)
(commemorated on July 3)
“Keep death before your eyes daily, and be concerned about how you will leave this body, pass the powers of darkness that will meet you in the air, and encounter God without hindrance, foreseeing the awesome day of His judgment and reward for all our deeds, words, and thougths.” 58 more words


For sale: Michigan Road Toll House

When railroads came to prominence in the mid 1800s, traffic dropped dramatically on roads like Indiana’s Michigan Road. What followed was an early example of privatization: many roads were sold to private companies to operate. 172 more words

Road Trips

Three Mountain Toll Roads

…In November 1912 Motor Age magazine heralded the delights of “an exclusive road for motor cars…nearly all of it at a 3 to 5 percent grade.”  E.W. 636 more words

Local History