Here are a few key dates in the history of Broxburn.
c1350 - Eastertoun, the settlement which preceded Broxburn, is established.
1660 - Eastertoun is renamed Broxburn.
1821 - The Union Canal is built to the west and Broxburn grows.
1849 - Further growth as the railway is established to the south.
c1850s - The shale oil industry develops and becomes a major employer.
1948 - Albyn Park, home of Broxburn Athletic, opens on the site of Albion Park, home ground of the defunct Broxburn United.
2010 - s1Broxburn.com is launched to let residents discuss local issues, place small ads, air their opinions, advertise events and show off pictures and video.
Now it's your turn!
That's the briefest of brief summaries and it's full of gaps. But this is where you come in. There's lots of interest in local history and lots of local knowledge out there - so why not share it here?
Perhaps you'd like to start your own more detailed timeline or an article about your favourite aspect of Broxburn history? There must also be a wealth of wonderful photographs of Broxburn in years gone by - maybe even some video of more recent events - and those are more than welcome here. Remember, history doesn't need to be in black and white! It's good to bring back memories of just a few years ago, too.
Post it all here, and let's see if we can really chronicle the history of Broxburn in a way we can all share!