Because voices echoed off the walls of the gas holder
, it was almost impossible to hear what anyone was saying.
Work to remove St Anthony's gas holder
in Walker, Newcastle, is due to get under way this month after Northern Gas Networks decided the it was "economically unviable" to continue running it.
Some time later in the 1930s a gas holder
of the same design blew up in Germany.
"When gas was produced at Foleshill it was a very busy place with lots of buildings and three gas holders
. It was like going into a small town.
In other cases, such as the rows of derelict houses at the west end of Edge Lane (grot spot five) and the gas holder
(grot spot seven) in Speke Road, Speke, short-term tidy-ups are planned while a long-term solution is devised.
IT SEEMS that we are soon to see the destruction of the Foleshill gas holder
, regarded by many as an offensive eyesore.
The Irishman was one of a number of relatives of the jailed terrorist arrested after the troubles of Northern Ireland were brought to the banks of the Tyne, when Sean bombed the Esso oil terminals in North Shields and a gas holder
in Dunston, Gateshead.
I appreciate that inclusion in the list is not necessarily about suggested removal of buildings, but about restoration as appropriate and this is true of the Garston Gas Holder
(not tower) which does need some attention.
"Perhaps only when the gas holder
comes down will people believe us - but that might not happen for several months and in the meantime we have bought the land and already spent pounds 11 million on cleaning up this site which has been a problem for the past 30 years."
But work is under way to dismantle this huge gas holder
near the Tyne.
The family is scheduled to move in January, with the last remaining gas holder
due to be blown up in May.