Stretford Gasholders Photo Competition

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Help us celebrate the Thomas Street Gasholders and your community.

Help us celebrate the Stretford gasholders on Thomas Street, we’re inviting all amateur photographers to capture the most striking images of the former gasworks site and Stretford’s community.

The gasholders are an iconic feature of Stretford’s skyline. Take a picture of them for a chance to win up to £150 of gift vouchers for photographic accessories from DS Colour Labs.

History

The Thomas Street gasworks was first developed in the 1850s by the Stretford Gas Company and expanded numerous times over the next 100 years. The gasholders at the site today were built in 1902, 1931 and 1942.

Stretford Gasworks

The gasholders once played an essential role in making sure local homes had a reliable gas supply. They were filled with gas during times of low demand so they could feed into the local network of pipes at times of peak demand. Now, new technology allows the gas to be stored inside the pipes. This means the old holders are no longer needed and can be removed to free up the site for beneficial use in the future.

But before we taken them down, we want to recognise the part they’ve played in the community and their place on Stretford’s skyline.

This competition is a way of celebrating the Thomas Street gasholders and their history. It forms part of National Grid’s ‘Capturing Stories’, a nationwide project to collect and preserve everyday memories of life living and working close to gasworks.

Capturing stories

The work to record the history of the Thomas Street gasholders is part of National Grid’s ‘Capturing Stories’, a nationwide project to collect and preserve everyday memories of life living and working close to gasworks. It will create one of the largest digital archives related to the gas industry of people’s experiences through video and audio recordings.

Do you have a story to tell about the Thomas Street gasworks?

Please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you and receive any information or old photos that you may have of the Thomas Street gasworks.

Tel: 0800 073 1047

Email: nationalgrid@jbp.co.uk