Monday, 6 July 2015

Today's Reminders of the Past...Q Pit Area of The Felling

A whole generation have renamed an area by collectively mishearing Cube Pit as Q Pit. The problem is that many do not know it relates to the former William Pit which was the ventilation shaft for the John Pit. It happened to be a Cube Pit which is a Scottish mining term for a ventilation shaft with a furnace to draw out the bad air and discharge it up high by the use of a very tall chimney.
The above extract mentioning the "old Cube Pit area of Felling" is from local lass June Gadby's novel

The Glory Girls

Here's another reference to Cube Pit in Heslop's Advertiser

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