Trench Pit

Trench Pit was located in Ninelands Lane and was named after Col. Richard Oliver Trench who was the husband of Isabella Gascoigne [3].

The pit was sunk in in 1899 and closed in 1930 due to financial difficulties, costing 417 men their jobs. At the time it was the last remaining pit in Garforth.

One main shaft still survives in the middle of Stocks Brothers’ yard and is permanently filled with water [2].

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This final image is a view of Trench Pit from the cliff.

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1960
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Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
Trench Pit