Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Gasworks St. Gas Holder, Huddersfield


Prior to 1822 the streets of the town centre were lit by oil lamps. Then a private company, Huddersfield Gas Works, opened a gas works on Leeds Road.

The former Huddersfield Gas Manufacturing Works covered an area of 3.2ha and was decommissioned in 1972. There were originally five gas holders at Huddersfield, but along with the majority of the site the others were demolished over the years.

The remaining holder was originally built in 1916 by W C Holmes, but the bell was rebuilt by Clayton and Co. in 1968.


Esoteric Eric

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