The Broxburn Model

In 1904, the Broxburn Model Lodging House and Working Mens Home Limited opened the Broxburn Model Lodging House at Stewartfield.

Known as 'The Model', it provided accommodation for men who mainly walked the roads looking for work - such as in the shale oil industry, the construction of the railways or as agricultural labourers. Accommodation was basic with most men being housed in dormitories.

A report in the Strathbrock Newsreel section of the West Lothian Courier noted that "During the First World War, conscientious objectors were housed at Stewartfield House, The Model's Sunday name.  They worked at the Bone Mill".

In 1955, the Broxburn Model closed - indeed it was the last lodging house in West Lothian still in use at that time. It then served as premises for the bookbinders Hunter and Foulis (they also owned the Crossgreen Model Lodging House building in Uphall).

The West Lothian Courier reported in January 1965 that "Memories were jolted as it crashed down.  The Building which was 'The Model' - full name 'Broxburn Model Lodging House and Working Men's Home' - has been demolished to make way for housing development".

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