Wednesday, 13 November 2013
R is for Rat Pit
A plaque on the wall of the Rat Pit, unveiled in 2007, commemorates William Watson who was born in a house that previously stood on the site. He was a stoker on the ill-fated Titanic and was buried at sea on the 24th April 1912, aged 27 years.
More of his story can be seen on the Bents Lane Social Club website.
Bents Lane Social Club was named after the former wooden building built on stilts, which it replaced. It had been known locally as "The Rat Pit", and now boasts that name on its frontage.
The building is the local polling station for elections. Can the locals be the only ones in the United Kingdom to vote at an officially designated rat pit?
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