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Beckton Gas Works, by WL Wyllie.

Beckton Gas Works, by WL Wyllie.
Beckton Gas Works.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW0972
Description: The jetty of the Gas, Light and Coke Company's Beckton Gas Works, seen from the Thames. This huge plant depended on regular supplies of coal carried on the river, and the removal of coke - a by-product of the gas production process. The jetty was specially designed to handle colliers, which discharged coal here, while others were loaded with coke.
Creator: William Lionel Wyllie
Date: c. 1905
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Wyllie Collection
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