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Housewives with their prams ready to take away the week's coal supply at the Nine Elms depot of the Gas Light and Coke Company in London. People are having to queue all day for their coal due to a fuel shortage.  February 18, 1947

Housewives with their prams ready to take away the week's coal supply at the Nine Elms depot of the Gas Light and Coke Company in London. People are having to queue all day for their coal due to a fuel shortage. February 18, 1947

Having queued in the cold for fuel at the Gas Light and Coke Company depot at Nine Elms, three women are happy to cart away their precious coke.  February 15, 1947

Having queued in the cold for fuel at the Gas Light and Coke Company depot at Nine Elms, three women are happy to cart away their precious coke. February 15, 1947

Gasworks at Nine Elms, Battersea - Photograph 1958

Gasworks at Nine Elms, Battersea - Photograph 1958

Practical use of gas was first demonstrated by William Murdock in 1792. He developed production techniques, which made commercial use practicable by 1802. In 1814 coal gas was first used for street lighting in Westminster to help prevent crime. The first gas street lamps used a simple (non-aerated) jet, which gave a poor light and …

Practical use of gas was first demonstrated by William Murdock in 1792. He developed production techniques, which made commercial use practicable by 1802. In 1814 coal gas was first used for street lighting in Westminster to help prevent crime. The first gas street lamps used a simple (non-aerated) jet, which gave a poor light and …

South West Battersea Clapham edge of Balham Booth Map

South West Battersea Clapham edge of Balham Booth Map

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Women workers at the Gas Light and Coke Company at Bromley By Bow. Rivetting chains. June 11, 1918

Women workers at the Gas Light and Coke Company at Bromley By Bow.

Women workers at the Gas Light and Coke Company at Bromley By Bow in London. June 11, 1918

Women workers at the Gas Light and Coke Company at Bromley By Bow in London. June 11, 1918

After World War II, Britain saw widespread shortages and rationing. PHOTO: People queuing for coal .

A group of new recruits are taught how to read meters at the Gas, Light and Coke Company College in Fulham, London. December 15, 1936

A group of new recruits are taught how to read meters at the Gas, Light and Coke Company College in Fulham, London. December 15, 1936

Image result for 9 elms gasworks after explosion Ruins of the Gasworks at Nine-Elms after the Explosion. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 11 November 1865.

Image result for 9 elms gasworks after explosion Ruins of the Gasworks at Nine-Elms after the Explosion. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 11 November 1865.

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