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Southall Gas Works

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51°30'18"-00°23'29" show decimal

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Southall Gas Works
Southall, Middlesex

The gas works at Southall dominated the West London suburb for much of the 20th Century; the site included residences for workers and its own pub. The works wound down in the 1970s, and most of the site has now been demolished, with only a few gas cylinders remaining. A brownfield site for many years, the area is now ear-marked for redevelopment.

How to get here:

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Rail: Turn right out of the station, and then cross over South Road. Turn left onto Beaconsfield Road and then left again onto The Crescent. This leads into the Straight - continue past the gates and along the road until you reach the end, past the gas cylinder. +

 

Access: privateStatus: demolishedCylinders

Photo

Photograph taken: 14th September 2003 by Chuck Foster

"The only remaining part of the gasworks that is visible from the road."

The Ambassadors of Death (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26-27 Jan 1970
Bragen enters the space centre fuelling area.

 

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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White Street (The Ambassadors of Death, Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 0.05 miles.

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The Straight (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 0.13 miles.

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Bull's Bridge (railway bridge) (Day of the Daleks): 0.55 miles.

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West London Islamic Centre (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 2.84 miles.

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Chamberlain Road (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 2.91 miles.

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Clementine Close (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 2.98 miles.

In the News:

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30 Mar 2010: Guardian - "Elections in Ealing: the Southall gasworks saga smoulders on" (article on the progression of the development of the area)

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26 Mar 2010: Uxbridge Gazette - "Boris Johnson rules in favour of Southall Gas works 'mini-town'"

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25 Mar 2010: Greater London Authority - "Representation Hearing Report PDU/2310/04 - Southall Gas Works Site (West Southall)" (report on public hearing relating to the works.)

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6 Jan 2010: Guardian - "Boris, an Ealing Tory and the gas works" (article on the progression of the development of the area)

Further links about the location:

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28 Feb 2003: Urbed - Southall Gas Works redevelopment plans

Also seen in:

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The New Avengers: The Midas Touch: Professor Turner's laboratory was based here, with the surrounding gasworks and derelict warehouses also featuring.

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Blake's 7: Death-Watch: The combat area chosen for the battle. (scene of the ruined warehouse where the Doctor drives his jeep to avoid UNIT.)

Related Stories

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The Ambassadors of Death [26-27 Jan 1970]: Space Centre Fueling Depot

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Invasion of the Dinosaurs [25 Sep 1973]: A robber avoids a patrol

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