Thank you to Archie Young for providing this photograph.
"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
This strip was a cart track that divided the two
fields. It would bring them out at the top of New Street or
Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh, May 1, 2008.