It seems that Winchburgh to be the leading place for sport in the district. We hear that villagers are going to be treated by the Oakbank Oil Company to a bowling green, cricket pitch, quoiting ground, football field, and artificial pond for curlers.
Linlithgowshire Gazette, 8th March 1907
The Oakbank Oil Company are presently erecting between 60 and 70 workmen's houses, principally of two apartments, at Winchburgh. With regard to the sanitary arrangements I have had correspondence with the Company, and also a meeting with the Managing Director. I am glad to see each house fitted with boiler and large sink, water closet, a galvanised dust-bin and coal-cellar. When completed these houses will be the most modern miner's dwellings in the District. It is said, and I believe the truth that the moral and social conditions of men is governed principally be their environment. If this is so, we will naturally expect a high standard of morality amongst the miners in Winchburgh, for their dwellings leave little or nothing to be desired.
Report by A.M. Smith, District Sanitary Inspector, quoted in the West Lothian Courier, March 27th 1908
100 STEEL HOUSES ORDER
At a meeting of Linlithgow District Committee, Mr R Crichton, Philpstoun, reported that several members of the committee appointed to look into the housing needs of the district had examined specimens of Messrs G and T Weir's steel houses at Glasgow. It was stated that the cost of each of these houses would be roughly £410, but that Messrs Weir had stated that if 100 were bought the price of each would be £400, inclusive of all work except drainage, water supply, fencing and roads. The District Committee agreed to adopt the scheme, with the following allocation of houses; - Kirkliston, 14; Winchburgh, 32; Threemiletown 20; Muirhouses, 24; and Linlithgow Bridge, 10.
Aberdeen Journal, 22nd July 1925