I was reading a newspaper article from 1967 about how cigarette machines at 1 Stonefield Road, kept getting broken into and robbed. They would be refilled, but the next week, again broken into. This continued for quite a time until eventually they were removed.
I don’t have a photo of the machines, but I think they were here at this location at the junction of Stonefield Road and Glasgow Road. The photo is from 1979, some 12 years after this story, by which time large billboards and hoarding had been put up. During the early 1980s, the billboards were removed and the triangular plot of land was landscaped with some small railings, benches and gravel.
Do YOU remember the cigarette machines? Ever use them?