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Can any-one remember Moss & Gamble's pond on Fox Hill? It was a very popular fishing venue for the locals. My dad lived on Birley Rise Rd. and used to fish it regularly.

 

In the 50s there was a large carp in the pond, when it was caught half of Birley Carr used to turn out to have a look. It had a name - does any-one remember it?

 

The whole area was a popular recreation spot for the local kids, I remember going on the grass slides on the hill behind and sledging - shame it was all built on. :gag:

 

I believe some-one drowned there but they don't close down roads when some-one gets run-over - do they?

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Isn't that the pond that drained into the underground coal workings?

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Isn't that the pond that drained into the underground coal workings?

 

I'm not sure, I never heard that before.

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Can any-one remember Moss & Gamble's pond on Fox Hill? It was a very popular fishing venue for the locals. My dad lived on Birley Rise Rd. and used to fish it regularly.

 

In the 50s there was a large carp in the pond, when it was caught half of Birley Carr used to turn out to have a look. It had a name - does any-one remember it?

 

The whole area was a popular recreation spot for the local kids, I remember going on the grass slides on the hill behind and sledging - shame it was all built on. :gag:

 

I believe some-one drowned there but they don't close down roads when some-one gets run-over - do they?

i remember it well,used to go fishing there with my dad in the 60,s,there was also a little pond roughly where the snooker place is.it was steven & robert mcdonald who drowned in the dam.

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