Local The Waggonway
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 to remove the dome.