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Beckton Gas Works: pier number 2.Beckton Gas Works: pier number 2.
Loading coke at no. 2 pier.

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Repro ID: H2639
Title: Beckton Gas Works: pier number 2.
Description: Unloading coke at pier number 2 of the Beckton Gas Works. This was one of the two huge jetties built for the unloading of coal and the loading of waste products. Coke was the bulkiest waste product of the gas production process, but was sold to steelworks as it was a vital ingredient for the smelting of iron and steel.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1960

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