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Beckton Gas Works under construction.

Beckton Gas Works under construction.
Beckton Gas Works under construction.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H1831
Description: The Gas, Light and Coke Company started building Beckton Gas Works in 1868. On completion it was Europe's largest gasworks. This photograph shows the partially built works during a visit by members of one of the professional societies of engineers (presumably, the Society of Mechanical Engineers) in September 1869.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1869
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection.
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