epw024753 ENGLAND (1928). 
Kensal Green Gas Works and environs, North Kensington, 1928


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    Title [EPW024753] Kensal Green Gas Works and environs, North Kensington, 1928
    Reference EPW024753
    Date September 1928
    Place name NORTH KENSINGTON
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 523865,  182327
    Longitude / Latitude -0.21428559586405,  51.525773539019
    National Grid Reference TQ239823
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     Parish Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 07/09/2014

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    Class31
    Tuesday 7th of October 2014 09:22:49 PM
     Old house demolished to make room for the telephone exchange.

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    Brian C.
    Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 11:33:25 AM
     Canalside House, now (2013) managed by Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea as office and meeting space for voluntary and community organisations.

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    David Parry
    Monday 6th of May 2013 06:14:00 PM
    Isn't this Kensal House?

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    brian
    Friday 21st of August 2015 12:18:59 AM
     Dissenters' Chapel

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    David Parry
    Monday 6th of May 2013 05:34:48 PM
    The Dissenters' Chapel is now a redundant chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery. It was Grade II Listed in 1969 (amended 2001).



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    David Parry
    Monday 6th of May 2013 05:58:00 PM
     Kensal Green Cemetery

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    David Parry
    Monday 6th of May 2013 05:04:48 PM
    Final resting place of numerous famous people, such as artists Sir John Tenniel and John Varley, the great Blondin (crossed Niagara falls on a tightrope), John Aldred Twining and Richard Twining (both of the tea dynasty), Sir George Birkbeck, pioneer and traveller Lady Jane Franklin, Mary Scott Hogarth (Charles Dickens' sister-in-law), and author Jane Loudon amongst many other.

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    David Parry
    Monday 6th of May 2013 05:34:02 PM
     Grand Union Canal

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    Monday 6th of May 2013 05:00:00 PM

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    User Comment Contributions

    How well I know that pile of coke. Every Saturday morning in the winter for several years as a boy I joined the long queue with my wooden cart to buy 2 bags of coke for my mother and sister who lived nearby. As I remember coke was only sold to the public between 9 o'clock and midday on Saturday.
    Davythene
    Sunday 19th of February 2017 05:11:12 PM
    I can remember folk with old prams going to the Kensal Green gas works to fill up with coke to take home for their fire, houses were so cold then, no loft insulation and sash windows rattling in the wind letting in cold air, sash weights that would crash down along with the window when the old cord broke, so you would have to prop the window up with a broom handle until it could be repaired!
    mack22
    Friday 21st of August 2015 12:22:56 AM
    Yes and we were doing the same in the late 1940's when I lived in Burrows Road Kensal Green, 1947 was the the really bad year when the temperature never rose above freezing for 3 months and many places were snowed in.

    brian
    Friday 21st of August 2015 12:22:56 AM
    Kensal Green Gas Works, 07/10/2014

    Class31
    Thursday 29th of January 2015 12:30:39 PM
    The road crossing the Paddington Arm is Ladbroke Grove. To the west is Kensal Green Gas Works, with loaded lighters on the offside of the canal which most probably would've been towed up by tug from the Great Central Railway transhipment dock at Marylebone Goods Yard or Regents Canal Dock. To the east is (I believe) the Kensington Council interchange dock, where rubbish, dust, sweepings etc were loaded into wideboats and taken away for landfill in the Hillingdon area.

    MarkyP
    Sunday 17th of March 2013 12:17:54 PM
    A photo of the canal in this area can be found here: http://www.steamershistorical.co.uk/steamers_PRINCEREGENT.htm

    MarkyP
    Wednesday 26th of December 2012 11:43:17 PM
    Hello

    If anyone is interested, my grandad did work at the gasworks, at Kensal green, and i have photographs of some of the workers there. Also my mums family lived in the dwellings right opposite (on Ladbroke grove) We also have a very short home film of the gasworks yard. If anyone else has pictures of the area, I'd love to see them. Also is this photograph available in a larger format? cheers

    nolly
    Wednesday 6th of March 2013 05:53:31 PM
    Thanks for the post Nolly - sounds interesting. It would be great to make contact - please DM (I can't contact you due to your privacy settings).

    MarkyP
    Sunday 17th of March 2013 12:17:54 PM
    Top left corner is St.John's church. To it's right the white building was called 'haunted house' by local children. It was rather delapidated and later replaced by the telephone exchange.



    In the Gas Light & Coke Company's yard can be seen a large pile of coke. This could be sold on to the general public.

    Brian C.
    Saturday 29th of December 2012 10:25:16 PM
    I wonder how many town gas works sold the by-product on only locally, and how many were connected by rail head to supply a wider market? Or am I imagining that coke produced in town gas works was sold on to larger industrial concerns and moved about the country?



    Katy

    Katy Whitaker
    Saturday 29th of December 2012 10:25:16 PM