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Thread: A pair of Gas holders / Gasometers – Braintree – Aug 2015

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    Default A pair of Gas holders / Gasometers – Braintree – Aug 2015


    The History

    I haven’t really got much in the way of factual history on these and the net didn’t really come up with much. But I can tell you a little about them that I know from living around here.

    They were sat in the corner of the local coal yard when I was a kid, as the trains went from coal to electric the yard closed and sat empty for years, as kids in the late 80’s / early 90’s we built BMX ramps in there and rode the life out of the yard. Always staying away from the gasometers as out parents told us they where dangerous.

    I can’t say I noticed when they disappeared but over the years the yard got redeveloped and flats and houses appeared. I guess I just assumed they had been pulled down…..

    The Explore

    Well I’d assumed wrongly….

    A few weeks ago whilst sat in traffic, I noticed through the modern posh flats, the framework climbing into the sky. Hmm where they an “urbexable” thing?



    After a quick look on here I realised they were.

    Well this morning on the way to work it happened, I climbed them.

    Not much to tell really, access was easy and they where ok to climb. The view over the town was amazing.

    As always I hope you like the pics


















































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    Am I right in thinking these are the holders that rise up when full? Fantastic photography!
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    they were that type before they were de-comissioned

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    Excellent stuff, I love how bizarre the staircases look when the holders are in the down position!
    Great set, thanks for sharing :)
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    They were a bit wobbly when you climb them lol

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