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Gasometer Kemp Town - Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations
May 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm by v
So off to the Gasometer in Kemp Town, Brighton I went and I was happy as a Samboy, I have always been fascinated by these Gasometers and still remember the rise and fall of both of these now derelict and abandoned structures. In my quest for exploration and photos I broke every rule in my own personal urbex rule book, I explored on my own, forgot the sensible footwear, forgot the phone and took risks but I got a good buzz, so who is anyone to judge? Hope you enjoy the pics.
The Brighton Gasworks. . .
In 1816 the idea of gas lighting was first raised at Brighton. By 1818 the Commissioners had given permission for pipes to be laid and the Brighton Gas Light & Coke Company was formed the same year. It was this company that built the gasworks at Black Rock in 1818-1819. The implementation of gas lighting was not all plain sailing. For a start there was widespread prejudice against it not to mention a lively fear of possible explosions; it was also much more expensive. For example, the old street oil lamps cost £500 to run whereas an estimate for keeping the gas lamps running came to £1,600. There are still remnants of the old gas lamps in the area, particularly at the old entrance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Bristol Gate.
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