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    Default Canterbury Gas Holder 2014 - 2015


    The now sadly demolished Canterbury Gas Holder. Can't find much about the History I'm afraid although I did hear from a friend that it was demolished to prevent it gaining listed status.

    It's a shame to have seen it disappear from Canterbury's skyline.

    I was lucky enough to spot the great report by a user on another forum that showed internals of the gas holder and described the preparations for demolition taking place, that allowed me to get in a few more times before they started taking it down and see the inside of it! My internal shots turned out pretty grim because of using a relatively dim torch in such a large space.

    2014,

    The local carpet shop had a skip full of thick carpet just around the corner but live and learn I suppose,



    A decent view of the "city" and the cathedral,





    2015,





















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    They're being removed everywhere as they're now redundant and brownfield land is valuable for housing. Nothing to do with listing which would never happen anyway.

    Thanks for posting it though, nice view. :)

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    You got some lovely shots, but the first one was a true delight to view, there'll be a few of us who haven't bin in similar positions, thankfully there isn't any pics, Nicely Done, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Damn you needed a haircut in that first one :D Can't believe I never gave this the time...I guess the palisade put me off. I need to do at least one gas holder before they're all gone!
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    Nice one! Its a rarity so see inside one!
    Excellent shots throughout! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing :)
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    Nice set konrad..I need to get to the one near me..because that is due to go soon
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Silly question maybe but did it smell of gas inside..?

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    Cheers for the comments,

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Nice set konrad..I need to get to the one near me..because that is due to go soon
    It's a shame there going, defiantly a fun thing to see one if you get the chance :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scaramanger View Post
    Silly question maybe but did it smell of gas inside..?
    I've heard some gas holders do still have the smell of gas about them, this one didn't and was quite well ventilated inside.


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    sorry for the double post I messed up with the edit button feel free to delete this one
    Last edited by Conrad; 7th Jan 16 at 20:48.


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    Nice photos, especially the ones in low light. The first picture, one wrong move and........
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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