Beverley Gas Works, Old Hull Road 1910 (archive ref DDX1544-1-11)

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This photograph shows a young lad with horses and cart stood outside the entrance to the Beverley Gas Works circa 1910.
In 1824, a resolution was passed that the only practical solution for improving the standard of street lighting, was the introduction of a new light – Gas Lighting.
Gas Light was introduced later that year in Beverley by an engineer/entrepreneur called John Malam who decided to build a gasworks, negotiating a contract for the lighting of 150 street lamps with the Commissioners. The imposing gateway to the gasworks, as seen in the image, was built in close proximity to Beverley Beck. The gateway still remains today, but has been reincorporated into new housing premises called Mill View Court.

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