"The Toll, Bonnybridge"

1. Unknown
2. Bonnybridge Photographic Society
Production date
Circa 1900
The toll-keeper's cottage - view of a single-storey cottage with slate roof. One end has a shop window advertising Mitchell's Gold Medal Prize Crop Cigarettes. Beyond it is a single storey hall. Children are standing in the street. Temperance Hall in background
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Production date
Circa 1900
Subject notes
The cottage housed the toll keeper. Toll keepers were employed by the Road Trustees until 1878 to collect money for the upkeep of roads, in this case Seabegs Road and the road to Dennyloanhead.

The hall is the Temperance Hall, opened in 1882 by the Star O' Bonnyvale Lodge of the Independent (International?) Order of Good Templars. Consumption of alcohol was ruining many lives and the Temperance Movement aimed to educate people about its dangers.
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