Go on!  Admit it – I’ve caught you, haven’t I?

You were thinking this was another one of Coops’s from his lascivious stable.

In fact, the Fanny pit was a coalmine near Garforth, Leeds, which was closed many years ago.  It was one of two, the other being, I believe, called Primrose pit, which, when they were sunk, the coalowner named after his two daughters.

Shame on you!

Be more careful next time.




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John Coopey

Sun 12th Mar 2023 07:40

Thankyou, Uilleam. I’m afraid my “trap” is a bit of a give-a-way what with the blog page revealing a sneak preview of all poems. The trap’s revealed before anyone falls into it.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sat 11th Mar 2023 12:05

Got me too!
There's a pub near us nicknamed Fanny's.
So named after the proprietor, a common name a hundred? or so years ago.

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John Coopey

Fri 10th Mar 2023 22:30

Ha ha! Gotcha, MC!

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 10th Mar 2023 21:31

Scrolling down on WOL, I saw the title before the author's ID appeared but was immediately prepared. The wolf was loudly
howling !. In the metaphorical sense, I certainly fell into the pit.

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