1967 Photo of Tate & Lyle, showing the building and chimney. The large brick chimney is no longer there, but there are two tall and thin metal chimney's, with outer spiral stairs and navigation lights on top for the airport. Tate & Lyle was bought by American Sugar Refining Inc in 2010. Also shown Silvertown Station.
This commemorative jug was produced for the jubilee of the Stratford Co-op. The scene depicts Straford Broadway with the Gurney memorial and St John's church.
George Medal awarded to Frederick John Redman.
As well as medals awarded for service in the First World War, (Images on this web-site) Mr Redman further distinguished himself as a civilian in the Second World War. The George Medal was awarded when he was working at the Gas Light and Coke Company as Chief Valve-man. Redman and several other men were awarded the GM for their courageous action. The following is an extract of the report, as it relates to Redman, which appeared in the Supplement to the London Gazette of 21 March, 1941:-
Mr. Redman was responsible for saving the gas holders by turning off the valves, a long and difficult process. To do this he worked between blazing sheds and pumping stations with bombs falling all round. There was the added danger of exploding mains and gas fumes. Redman displayed great courage and endurance.
(see attachment for reverse side of medal)
Part of Newham Heritage & Archives collection
Diesel driven barge loading coal-tar products from the tar distillery at Beckton Gas Works.
Tar was one of the many by-products from Beckton Gas Works, derived from burning coal, either for coke production or the gasification of coal.
Fleet of lorries owned by the Gas Light & Coke Company, Beckton Gas Works.
BECSPRAY is the trade name for liguid tar from the Gas Light & Coke Company, Beckton Gas Works.
This crane is busy breaking up solidified tar at Beckton Gas works ready to be loaded for transport.
National Benzole Mixture was a trade-name for a vehicle fuel when mixed with petrol.
Sweets start out as raw ingredients that have to be blended and cooked before being cooled, shaped and wrapped.