It’s not cricket!

Just reading on Facebook how a Victorian gasholder which has formed the backdrop to Test cricket for more than 130 years has been given protected status.

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http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/ovals-historic-gasholder-granted-protected-status-11364043957178

It’s ‘Gasholder No 1’ next to the Oval ground in Kennington, London, and it’s been given a Grade 11 listing. An accolade it is given for ‘its historical, technical and architectural interest and for its importance in the landscape.’

‘It’s part of London’s Victorian history’ – says Heritage Minister David Evennett.

Elsewhere – in the capital and on the canalside at King’s Cross – three ‘historic’ and ‘landmark’  gasholders have been reborn as apartments and penthouses. What vision! What a great way of letting something – which speaks for the past – go forward as part of the urban future.

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How London makes room for its industrial​ past.

Here in Bath, we parted company with the last our historic gasholders last year. A part of our skyline that is no more.

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The framework to Bath’s last gas holder.

Our city isn’t really promoted as having  a Victorian legacy – even less so an industrial one.

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The only little bit of a Bath gas holder l have seen since its demolition!

If it’s not Georgian it’s late-Georgian or it’s Roman.

Was any part of our last gas holder saved as an example of Bath’s history and heritage?