Gas Works

THE GAS WORKS 1881- c.1980 –

East Greenwich Gas Works was a huge organisation with many departments. It was built by the South Metropolitan Gas Works from 1881. South Met. were based in the Old Kent Road and had achieved a premier position in the gas world under their charismatic chair, George Livesey.  In the 1870s inner city gas companies were encouraged to build works outside of the inner city – this was South Met’s super works.  It was built with the highest aspirations

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