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North Shields


Waggonways' signs set in pavement from Billy Mill Avenue, showing the direction  of the waggonway carrying coal from Preston Colliery to North Shields Gasworks where gas for cooking, lighting and heating was extracted from the coal

The Elephant Cage    The Elephant Cage gone

North Shields Gasholder in Minton Lane, at the end of the Waggonway Trail was dismantled in 2009
(known by my grandchildren as The Elephant Cage)

Finally     Cutting

And in 2016, the cutters get to work on the dome.