Gas Works 1971

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Gas Works 1971

Postby bill » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:52 pm

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The six photos of the gas works are from 1971,the ariel shot is from 1949.
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Re: Gas Works 1971

Postby jdcarra » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:42 am

Great to see these old photo's Bill.

Many a time we visited the place,myself and Donald Anderson who's late father Charlie work there.

Been up in the lift,seen all the pidgeons whom nested there and smelled that gassy stink :lol: .
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Re: Gas Works 1971

Postby Kevin Mc » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:15 pm

Is there a bigger version of the last picture?
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Re: Gas Works 1971

Postby Mzz pasico » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:42 pm

Wonderful to see these photos Bill, thanks for sharing them. Many a time I passed there when my grannie sent me with an old pram to fetch a bag of coal from the coal store at top of Glebe St. Oh the affront. :lol:
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Re: Gas Works 1971

Postby EMDEE » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:54 pm

I think the old pram was a fairly standard means of transport for collecting coal at that time. It was a lot easier and cleaner to do what we did and just get the stuff from Neilly Fadyen.

As I was brought up in Albyn Avenue within a stone's throw of the gasworks, these photos recall a lot of memories. It's interesting to see an aerial view of the prefabs and how that area of the town was laid out. The last photo also shows how much that part of the town has changed over the years.
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Re: Gas Works 1971

Postby glassblower » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:47 pm

The last picture reminds me of when as a "wee boy" of about 10 years old i was sent by my auntie Mary to "Wee Ted's shop" at the bottom of Albyn Ave to get her "morning fix" of 5 Woodbine's and take them straight back to grannies prefab on Carlton Ave, and if i wasn't quick i would get a clip round the ear.
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Re: Gas Works 1971

Postby bill » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:44 pm

I never knew until last Saturday, that gas for the town is transported round the road by tanker from somewhere in Wales.

Changed days indeed.
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Re: Gas Works 1971

Postby numberplease » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:04 pm

I wonder if the 2 ladies with the pram would recognize themselves?
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Re: Gas Works 1971

Postby Tommy Ralston » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:48 pm

Really great photos - thank you for them, Bill !
I remember my Mammy taking me down to the front of Gayfield Place one night to see the man light the gas street lamp for the very last time. When was that?
I also remember telling that tale to my mother's "cousins" Lisa Wyndham and Sand Spencer (both 'Mertins' tae the root) from California and adding that there also used to be, I believe, in the days before ordinary folk owned alarm clocks a man who woke the workers up by chapping on their bedroom windows. it caused great mirth when I said that he was known as a 'knocker up.' They felt obliged to tell me that being 'knocked up' means something else to an American!
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