Saltley Gate Gas Works Gasometer Towers

Between the Saltley and Nechells gas works there is a lot of history. Among other things, explosions, strikes, which were part of a nation wide coal miners strike, and picket lines. The picket lines caused some divide among people who were intent on striking and those who wanted to do a days work. The two Gasometers (Gas Holders) pictured below are now gone, but there are another 3 still standing not too far away (Windsor Street Gas Works - near Avenue Road). However, I don't think they are used anymore and are now sitting there abandoned.

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