NY4055 : Demolition of gas holder in progress

taken 11 months ago, near to Carlisle, Cumbria, Great Britain

Demolition of gas holder in progress
Demolition of gas holder in progress
Located in Rome Street. A photo of the gas holder in its expanded state can be seen here NY4054 : Household Waste Recycling Centre, Bousteads Grassing .
Gas holders were originally built to store locally produced coal gas - this one dates from 1928 (News & Star 05.10.18 LinkExternal link ). Later they were used to store natural gas for times of peak demand, such as early evenings and cold weather. Advances in technology have increased the efficiency of the modern-day gas network, so these storage facilities have become redundant.
The framework of a Victorian gas holder on the other side of Rome Street (photo here Link ) will remain, because it is a listed building.
For a closer look, see NY4055 : There's a big hole in the gas holder .
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 9 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4004 5500 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.1680N 2:56.1723W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4006 5498
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Gas Holder  Gas Holder (Disused)  Demolition Work  Rome Street  Gasometer 

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