Gilmerton

Coal Pit

Gilmerton Coal Pit and the route home to Gilmerton

Gilmerton Coal Pit and the route home to Gilmerton

  Copyright::  Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh

 

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Thank you to Archie Young for providing this photograph.

Archie wrote:

"The Coal Pit was called the 'Brozie' or 'Brosie' .  I've checked the dictionary and found nothing, but obviously it meant something to the miners.

In those days there were no baths or showers at the pit, so when the miners finished their shift, instead of walking up through the Village as black as the coal they had dug, they walked up what they called 'The Middle Strip'.  See the photograph above.

This strip was a cart track that divided the two fields.  It would bring them out at the top of New Street or Ravenscroft Street."

Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh, May 1, 2008.

 

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