SJ8198 : West Egerton Street

taken 1 year ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

West Egerton Street
West Egerton Street

Off Liverpool Street, New Windsor. The gas holders on the right are all that is left of the Salford Gasworks. The land on the left is the Salford scrap metal yard of EMR, European Metal Recycling Ltd LinkExternal link
Salford Gas Works
Production of gas for public supply in Salford began in 1819 under Messrs. Appleby, Brain, Fisher and Clay. An 1830 Act of Parliament allowed the Commissioners of Salford to purchase the works in Clowes Street. By 1836 these works were replaced by a new gas works in Lamb Lane, later known as Bloom Street and, in 1844 a Charter of Incorporation was granted to the town and the gas works came under the control of the Salford Corporation.

Production expanded under the control of the Corporation's Gas Committee and new works were constructed in Salford at Regent Road in 1858, Liverpool Street in 1868, Albion Street in 1893 and West Egerton Street in 1912. The Liverpool Street works and the Regent Road works were connected by a footbridge and both lay alongside the London and North-Western Railway.

The main offices and meter department were based at Bloom Street (SJ8398 : Gas Board Offices (Arlington House)). The area of supply included Eccles, Swinton, Worsley, Walkden, Davyhulme, Irlam, Cadishead and Pendlebury although Salford Corporation sold their right to supply Davyhulme to the newly formed Stretford and District Gas Board in 1922.

On nationalisation in 1949, the Salford Corporation Gas Department became part of the Manchester Group of the NWGB (LinkExternal link National Archives).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 4 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8178 9828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8553N 2:16.5608W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8179 9830
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Gasholder  Former Gasworks  Gasometers  Scrap Metal Dealer  Scrap-Yard  EMR  European Metal Recycling Ltd 

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