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Original Text (Annotation: EAW002136 / 2046731)

' When Jarrow's streets were demolished in the early 1960s, a lot of the bricks and rubble were dumped into this very deep pit shaft which had filled with water over the years and became a dangerous pond probably 100ft deep. The pit shaft was hundreds of years old and an old 'Bell Pit' probably dug by the Monks to reach the Monkton coal seam. ( google the name) '