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We used to call in to the gasworks on our way home from school and get warmed up,It was a hot job for the workers stoking the furnaces.Back then our street lights where gas as well as the lights in the house,I remember when they built the third holding tank on the back lane it was a huge project then,with the painter hanging over the side in a bosouns chair and painting the whole thing with a four inch paintbrush.(no rollers back then).

Re: gasworks

In Hilden 50 years ago there was also gas lighting. Jimmy ( Bucky ) Hughes went around at dusk with a ladder and a box of matches and lit the lights. I don,t remember when they were extinguished , night or morning, anybody know?