This photo shows the former Stoneymeadow Tollhouse, and subsequently later, the Boyds Farm around 1905. Around the 1870’s, the Boyds had sold up and left for New Zealand, and the property no longer afterwards was a working farm. The building located at the junction of Stoneymeadow Road and Dalton was by this time, a most charming small sweetshop, no doubt cashing in on the lucrative trade of tourists visiting the area to see Calderwood Castle.
As well as confectionary, according to the sign in the window, it sold aerated water. Indeed, the sign actually says “Robertson’s Aerated Water sold here”, which must surely be a reference to the Blantyre business. The building still appears on WW2 aerial photos but it is unknown to me, when it was actually demolished. Pictured also is what it looks like now.
I’ve previously researched the full history of this building and its inhabitants prior to 1900, which can be read here https://blantyreproject.com/2015/06/16/stoneymeadow-toll-paterson-boyd-farm/
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