Series AR128/4 - Croydon Gasworks Photographs

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Croydon Gasworks Photographs


  • 1969-1971 (Creation)

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63 black and white photographs and one bundle of papers

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(1916 - 1986)

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Ronald Arthur Huitson (1916-1986) and his wife Muriel Huitson (1915 - 1987) were active members of the Industrial Studies and Local History sections of the Croydon Natural History Society and also of GLIAS. They organised numerous visits to then still functioning industrial concerns, both within Croydon and elsewhere. They also did a considerable amount of recording work and photography at industrial premises, and historical research.

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Deposited on indefinite loan from Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society

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Photographs of exterior and interior views of the Gasworks in Purley Way and detailed views of machinery. Also two letters from Lee, Howl and Co. Ltd (manufacturers of pumping machinery) of Tipton, Staffordshire, and also 16 sheets of notes and sketches of mechanical details

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