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Lorries at Beckton Gas Works.

Lorries at Beckton Gas Works.
Beckton Gas Works.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H1825
Description: A fleet of lorries, belonging to Becspray, a subsidiary of the Gas Light and Coke Company, are lined up at the Beckton Gas Works. They would have been used to deliver the myriad chemicals that were a by-product of the gas production process.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 20th century
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection.
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