37 Town Gas gasometer, Aberdeen

Stephen Davies: An interesting question to which I don’t know the answer, is what the provenance is of the gasometer that still stands (and I believe is in use for stand-by storage) back from the Tin Wan Praya waterfront just outside the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter West entrance (on the north shore).

I’m fairly sure it’s been there as long as I can remember (and that’s over 40 years) and its general look suggests something that is decades old, though possibly post-war.

Has anyone any knowledge of this?

It would seem a likely candidate for HK industrial archaeology status.

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Unknown source and date

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Courtesy: centamap

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Courtesy: centamap

See: flikr – gasometers uk/europe

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. The Hongkong and China Gas Company Ltd – early history from 1860s
  2. The Hongkong and China Gas Company Ltd – information and images from c1908
  3. The Hongkong and China Gas Company Ltd – explosion 14th May 1934, 42 killed
  4. The Hongkong and China Gas Company – BAAG report/map – Mau Tau Kok – Sept 1944
  5. The Hongkong and China Gas Company Ltd / Towngas – 150th Anniversary 2012 – superb photographs

 

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