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Pond in the sky- I'll try to explain it Davy
Posted by Llyn Green on November 7, 2021, 19:00:08
The pond on top of the pit-heap is an optical illusion. It looks like that from the angle the photograph was taken.
The pit-heap was L-shaped and the pit-pond was in the angle of the two straight bits.
It appears to be a round structure, but what you are looking at is a road curving around the pond and the heap.
Look how near the row of houses (Quality Terrace) is to the south side of the heap. There was only a about ten feet of road-way (for the midden-men) behind the back yard and the base of the heap.
Recommended Local History websites.