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Farewell Kirkwall Gasworks

Alan sends in this Andy Wylie picture of the Kirkwall gasworks being demolished and removed, to make way for the Castleyards sheltered housing. It seems daft now that a gasworks complete with big gasholder would have been in such a central location, right next to what was the electricity power station, probably Orkney's finest source of sparks!
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Picture added on 07 October 2004
As soon as this photo appeared on my monitor I could smell the place once again. I endured the awful smell during my part in the demolition, driving one of Orkney Builders Diggers. What a pong!
Added by Ron Greatrix on 08 May 2005
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