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Wigan gas works


Photo: Michael Wareing (photographer: Geoffrey Wareing)
Views: 265
Item #: 34999
An old photo taken by my dad, sometime in the 60s, showing the Gasometre.

Comment by: Bill Bung on 26th March 2024 at 20:18

Is a Gasometre a metric Gasometer?

Comment by: Poet on 27th March 2024 at 10:01

What a good photo . A great contrast between the foreboding Colditz like building and the gas holder. .

Comment by: Cyril on 27th March 2024 at 14:18

That is one horrible building and a blast from the past, I do remember it and the smells that emanated from there too, with it being the old town gas. I'd think it would also make Wigan seem a very dismal place with folks seeing a view of it from a train, though it does look then to being demolished with the crane and swing ball, so it's good that the photo was taken of it then.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 28th March 2024 at 21:27

I’ll admit that I had to crack a smile at Bill Bung’s comment .

I frequently make errors with spelling ,
Alexandre being my latest faux pas , but typos apart , making mistakes is part of the learning process ,
and without wishing to appear disrespectful , they can , on occasions be hilarious .
I hope you aren’t offended Michael .

This photo of the gasworks that your father took is unique .
Other views of the same site may subsequently turn up but they won’t be this view . Respect .

Comment by: Pw on 29th March 2024 at 20:05

It is a very good photo of the gasworks.You could smell it sometimes when passing on the bus.Looks like the end of the gaswork wall.

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