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The 'Beckton Alps'.

The 'Beckton Alps'.
The Beckton Alps.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2521
Description: All that remains of the Beckton Gasworks today is a grass-covered heap of industrial waste. The London Docklands Development Corporation created the 'Beckton Alps' as a monument to an extinct industry in the mid-1980s. Part of a railway locomotive from the works was discovered buried there during excavations at the site. From 1989 to 2001 a dry ski slope ran down the Beckton Alps. This has now been swept away and is being replaced by a modern snowdome with real snow.
Creator: Cleve Severin
Date: 2002
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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