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Yeadon Gasworks Demolition 1975

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Yeadon Gasworks Demolition
Date 1975
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
E046 + E047 + E048 & E049
Top: Work is underway to demolish the gasworks which had been closed since the mid 1960s

Upper Middle: A workman on the roof is cutting through metal with an oxy-acetylene torch.

Lower Middle: On the left a demolition worker is prising a crowbar into the brickwork.    

Bottom: Demolition workers pulling down part of the gasworks.
It was some years before homes were built on the site because there was a possibility that the ground might be contaminated.    

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