The road at this time was described by Esther Menzies as follows:
"The only houses, and these all on the north side, were the four small ones at the beginning, Keilbank, Rose Villas, the Manse and the group at the end, beginning with Monkton Lodge. At the entrance there was a pump on the south side and on the north side a huge boulder just on the corner...all the traffic was by horse and cart and the boulder forced the wheels to miss the big concrete doorsteps which are on the feu charters."
Mrs Menzies went on to talk about a garden ground between Keilbank and West Rose Villa with a private drying green. Between East Rose Villa and the Manse was a corn field belonging to the farm which stretched from the Mill right up to March Wall which runs right along the back of all the Woodlands Road houses. Apparently, various neighbouring fields were used for the annual flower show and for "the shows" (ie fairs).