Jump to content
Conrad

UK Canterbury Gas Holder 2014-2015

Recommended Posts

The now sadly demolished Canterbury Gas Holder. Can't find much about the History I'm afraid although I did hear from a friend that it was demolished to prevent it gaining listed status.

 

It's a shame to have seen it disappear from Canterbury's skyline. 

 

I was lucky enough to spot Maniacs great report on it that showed internals of the gas holder and described the preparations for demolition taking place, this allowed me to get in a few more times before they started taking it down and see the inside of it!  My internal shots turned out pretty grim because of using a relatively dim torch in such a large space.

 

2014, 

 

The local carpet shop had a skip full of thick carpet just around the corner but live and learn I suppose,

 

15549067391_58e03195e2_z.jpg

 

A decent view of the "city" and the cathedral,

 

15350058928_5761e785f5_z.jpg

 

16166585205_2c6166fd2e_z.jpg

 

2015,

16339063294_4008de0ce3_z.jpg

 

16775219859_6519922d9a_z.jpg

 

16339067914_70a3ffb8f8_z.jpg

 

16807342560_0dd31a05ce_z.jpg

 

16960491701_72ac23507e_z.jpg

 

16808611639_930c805a20_z.jpg

 

16374719403_98db235027_z.jpg

 

15979287800_8d12c4529b_z.jpg

 

16754052767_72360f7730_z.jpg

Edited by Conrad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah that palisade is no fun, however only one of you needed to go over, you can then open the gate ;-) 

 

Shame this place went really, but it was at the end of the day just a redundant piece of industry. I always wanted to buy it and live in it, like in the film shooting fish. (You're going to tell me you've never seen that film now aren't you!) 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Maniac said:

Yeah that palisade is no fun, however only one of you needed to go over, you can then open the gate ;-) 

 

Shame this place went really, but it was at the end of the day just a redundant piece of industry. I always wanted to buy it and live in it, like in the film shooting fish. (You're going to tell me you've never seen that film now aren't you!) 

 

 

I should have checked the gate more carefully! I'll add it to my list of films to see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good you got a record of the place before it disappeared for good. Looks like a bit of a nut-shredder that palisade/razor wire combo. :shock:

 

Nice work lads :thumb

 

:comp:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice one mate,must admit the top was bouncy and i wasnt having that much fun getting up the top over the defences on the stairs,or had someone sorted that out when you visited?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Wevsky said:

Nice one mate,must admit the top was bouncy and i wasnt having that much fun getting up the top over the defences on the stairs,or had someone sorted that out when you visited?

Yehr it had been sorted out, which defiantly made things a lot easier!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good effort getting this done, sounded like a major ball ache to get in there from what Maniac told me. Another gas holder on the scrap heap :( 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, The_Raw said:

Good effort getting this done, sounded like a major ball ache to get in there from what Maniac told me. Another gas holder on the scrap heap :( 

 

You might be thinking of a different one actually, this one wasn't too bad with only one fence to get over. The one in Gillingham on the other had was ridiculous with 3 of the buggers! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Maniac said:

 

You might be thinking of a different one actually, this one wasn't too bad with only one fence to get over. The one in Gillingham on the other had was ridiculous with 3 of the buggers! 

And the anti climb gate is still intact on it aswell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, Conrad said:

And the anti climb gate is still intact on it aswell.

 

Oh yeah, that was fun as well. :D 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By jane doe
      Established in 1926, G.L. Murphy was a family run business and supplied bespoke machinery to the tanning industry, as well as building rag cutting and cable stripping machinery.  The company also provide refurbishment and renovation works for various machinery types. 












    • By crabb
      What's left of the south marston hotel, remains an empty, scorched shell. Not much to see on this one, and I am way to late but hey, it still provides an eerie vibe. And the photos came out pretty good too. Thanks,
      C









    • By jane doe
      Predannack opened in 1941 as an RAF base, but today is the satellite airfield to RNAS Culdrose - it is a restricted MOD site and an active airfield used daily for flying training and also provides our Fire Fighting training facility. The area is heavily utilised by Culdrose helicopter squadrons, light fixed wing aircraft and, on an occasional basis by other aircraft types including jet aircraft, for a variety of reasons. Predominantly crews are involved in intensive training sorties involving a high cockpit workload. On average there is in excess of 2000 aircraft moves a month at the unit. The airfield is also used by the Fire Training School for live fire fighting and rescue instruction/exercises and there is also a rifle range at Predannack which is frequently used for live weapon firings. Additionally the airfield is used for a variety of additional tasks when the Control Tower is unmanned e.g. gliding.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
    • By crabb
      After hearing about the permanent closure of this well known super store giant, we felt like a part of our childhood was gone forever.
      In the store we visited, we found the names of those loyal workers written on the wall with one of those people having  worked there for 20 years,
      but unfortunately we couldn't go back and get a photo due to my camera running out of juice.
      But all is not lost as there is a full video on my friend's youtube channel so check it out!
      https://www.youtube.com/user/Kirbsvids
      Here are the best photos we managed to get, thanks for looking.
      C















    • By jane doe
      Unfortunatly  the Glen o dee hospital was pretty trashed , a few nice little bits  





×