Buildings near Polton Farm
"This group of buildings stood
half a mile east of Polton Farm. It consisted of a barn,
accommodation for workers, implement sheds and stables at the very
edge of Broomieknowe and behind the Knowe Hill.
When the second world war finished the
local council started to buy the land surrounding East Mains.
The council houses built soon isolated these buildings from thier
original purpose and gradually they were used less and less.
However people still lived in the cottages .
In 1939 my parents married and moved
into the cottages there and in the following year thier first son
This picture was taken in the
Peter Pringle, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland:
July 31, 2011