SJ8990 : Stockport Bear Pit

taken 5 years ago, near to Stockport, England

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Stockport Bear Pit in this square
Stockport Bear Pit
Stockport Bear Pit
Bear baiting was abolished in the 1830s but prior to that bears were kept in large caves cut into the sandstone at the foot of High Bank Side.

The Bear Pit in its present form was created in 1935 as part of the Mersey Square Improvements. The River Mersey is culverted beneath it, emerging on the right under an archway of the Wellington Road viaduct. On the central steps are some forlorn teddies SJ8990 : Forlorn teddies in the Bear Pit.

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Geographical Context: City, Town centre River: Mersey Date: 1935 other tags: Bear Pit Public Open Space Culvert Viaduct Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Stockport [818] · Wellington Road [309] · River Mersey [209] · Mersey Square [199] · Created [194] Other Photos: · Forlorn teddies in the Bear Pit Title Clusters: · Stockport Bear Pit [3] ·
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SJ8990, 2219 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Gerald England   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 25 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 December, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8928 9032 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.5749N 2:9.7637W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8928 9033
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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