Repro ID: H1830
Title: Beckton Gas Works in 1970.
Description: The Gas, Light and Coke Company's Beckton Gas Works, opened in 1870. This photograph was taken exactly 100 years later, the year the works shut. The discovery of huge quantities of natural gas in the North Sea made the production of coal gas uneconomical, and all the major gasworks folded within a few years. Most of the plant has been demolished and removed.
Date: 27 August 1970
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection.