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Demolition of Kirkwall Gasworks
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Demolition of Kirkwall Gasworks

Another pic from Dougie Shearers collection sent by Craig Taylor showing the old gasworks being knocked down.The gasworks were where Castleyards now stand.

The date is an estimate.

Yes, Orkney used to have a gasworks (until town gas was replaced by natural gas), and also used to have Coastguard stations, a lighthouse depot, customs office, tax office, local telephone operators, local water board office, Tourist Board, and an air ambulance service that could be relied on. But I imagine our politicians will tell us that is integration, not centralisation, and expect us to believe it.
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Picture added on 02 February 2005
Comments:
have you anymore pictures or info on the gasworks?
Added by dan hirtle on 07 February 2005
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