SO9997 : Sometime to disappear?-Walsall, West Midlands

taken 5 years ago, near to Darlaston, Walsall, Great Britain

Sometime to disappear?-Walsall, West Midlands
Sometime to disappear?-Walsall, West Midlands
The site of the James Bridge gasholder station south of the Darlaston Road at Pleck, Walsall. The gasholders have been earmarked for demolition, although future use of the site, whether for housing or industry seems not to have yet been finally decided. The gasworks site is a SLINC - Site of Local Interest for Nature Conservation. In November 1940 during an air raid a bomb dropped on this site but failed to explode. The site superintendent at the time, Richard Hateley, was awarded the George Medal for preventing one of the tanks from exploding on that night. Source historywebsite.co.uk. Time taken 3.39 pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
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SO9997, 62 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 January, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 5 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gas Infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9914 9733 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.4273N 2:0.8473W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9888 9743
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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West Midlands  Walsall  National Grid  Gasholders  SLINC  Redevelopment Site  James Bridge  Pleck  Former Gasworks 

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