Wednesday, 15 May 2013

R is for Rat Pit

Bents Lane Social Club at Bredbury was named after a former wooden building built on stilts, which it replaced. It had been known locally as "The Rat Pit", and it now boasts that name on its frontage.

A plaque on the wall commemorates William Watson who was born in a house that previously stood on the site. He was a stoker on the Titanic and the only person from Stockport to perish on the ship. It was unveiled in 2007 by Stockport Heritage Trust.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


  1. not a really appetizing name, I must say!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. wondering why the old building was built on stilts.
    a lovely tribute to the young man who perished at sea.

    R is for...

  3. Really interesting though a horrible building and that ugly grey foreground doesn't help it!

  4. That is an unfortunate name but sometimes that gives a place its charm. Lovely tribute =)