Fens gas pipeline JLP01_08_077175
CAMBRIDGESHIRE. A view of the Fens gas pipeline during installation from across the Great Ouse Relief Channel, showing a dredging tractor owned by The Dredging & Construction Co Ltd in the foreground.
Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967 and was a joint venture between Laing Civil Engineering and French companies Entrepose and Grands Travaux de Marseille (GTM) for the Gas Council. Over 600 men worked on the project to lay 36 inch diameter steel pipes starting at West Winch in Norfolk and running to where it linked up with the next contract at Woodcroft Castle in Cambridgeshire. The pipeline crossed four rivers and numerous dykes and ditches.
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Lambeth Shot Tower CXP01_01_009
SHOT TOWER AND LEAD WORKS, BELVEDERE ROAD, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. A view across the River Thames towards the shot tower at Lambeth Lead Works in 1936. Shows the demolition of the old Waterloo Bridge on the left, and in the foreground a rowing boat crossing the river.
The shot tower of the Lambeth Lead Works was designed by David Ridall Roper and was built in 1826 for Thomas Maltby & Co. At the time of this photograph it was operated by Walkers, Parker & Co but it was later demolished in 1962 to make way for the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The Waterloo Bridge, which is shown during its demolition, was designed by John Rennie and opened in 1817
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