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Beckton Gas Works, c. 1960.Beckton Gas Works, c. 1960.
Beckton works was an important centre for chemical production.

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Repro ID: H2497
Title: Beckton Gas Works, c. 1960.
Description: A variety of chemicals were prepared from the by-products of gas production at Beckton. One example was sulphur from the gasworks, which was the raw material for local manufacturers of sulphuric acid, used by other nearby companies to produce fertilizers.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1960
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection.

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