I took a trip down to the old gasworks at lunchtime today. The gasworks, which first saw the light of day in the late 19th century, haven’t been used in years - LPG is now trucked to the town instead. The site has been the subject of some controversy - how much will it cost to clean up any contamination, and who pays? The whole block is also being considered as a potential site for a large shopping centre.
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From behind the fence.
Gas canisters on the concrete foundation. I wonder if they sit there waiting for their owners to collected them.
A wide angle view of the site.
Yet at the edge of this memory of industrial grandeur, a magpie finds plenty to pick for lunch.