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The Penny Trough from Craigadoos school

Craigadooish School is situated on the side of Binion Hill. There is a long, narrow path leading from the school gate, for about a quarter of a mile, up the hill. This has always been known as “The Penny Trough”, because long ago the people who lived in the house outside the school grounds called Cooke’s used to charge, each person who wished to pass through, a penny. The ruins of Cooke’s dwelling is still to be seen from the school gate. The “Penny Trough” can be seen too, extending up the hill. It is very steep and rocky, and is only wide enough for one person to walk. On either side of the path there is a hedge growing now the two hedges have grown over to meet on top leaving the path very dark underneath.