This is a picture of Packman's Pit in 1798, marked off by railings. The bridge on Packman's Pit is Lathbury Bridge. This part of the river was named Packman's Pit, after a Carrier who drowned here. It was quite deep and took much flood water. At this time in history, the river was a tributary which flowed under Lathbury Bridge across the meadow and joined up with the Ouse.