Powering the City
|Gasworks and power station workers|
When the works closed, a natural gas pumping station replaced it. Only 12 men were needed to operate this new facility. This image shows gasworkers at Beckton feeding coal into the retorts.
This photograph shows the men from Beckton enjoying the annual Gas, Light and Coke Company's Sports Day with their families.
The company owners believed they could win the loyalty of their workers and keep trade unions out of the plant by providing such leisure activities and by introducin