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Beckton Gas Works, c. 1950.

Beckton Gas Works, c. 1950.
Beckton Gas Works, c. 1950.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2499
Description: Beckton Gas Works was at one time the largest in Greater London. The works and the whole area were named after the first Governor of the Gas, Light and Coke Company, Simon Adams Beck. Sited on a desolate marsh, construction commenced in 1869.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1950
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection.
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