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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Gasworks 1 From behind the fence.

Gasworks 2 Abandoned, junk.

Gasworks 3 Gas canisters on the concrete foundation. I wonder if they sit there waiting for their owners to collected them.

Gasworks 4 A wide angle view of the site.

Lunch at the gasworks Yet at the edge of this memory of industrial grandeur, a magpie finds plenty to pick for lunch.

October 13, 2004 podcast

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