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May 19, 2016
Good bye Gas Holders, Hello! Pocket Park

As the Heartland Project, a proposal to build 1,000 new homes on the grounds of the old gas works in Hornsey Park, starts to take shape, we are finally going to lose a couple of old friends, the mighty gas holders that still occupy the site. Rusty they may be, old and worn, but they […]

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February 9, 2016
A Good Bye Tour to the Hornsey Gas Holders

Looking north from the top of Wightman Road, two gas holders still hulk over Hornsey Park, as distinctive as St Mary’s Tower in Hornsey or the shopping city in Wood Green. They are a landmark and a reminder of industrial innovation and change. Now they lie redundant and are rusting away, the many coats of […]

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July 3, 2014
Late recognition for Hornsey Gas Holder no.1

"Victorian gasworks become things of beauty" - so said the Evening Standard on 25th June, 2014, when Homes & Property confirmed what many around here have been thinking for some time - historic gas holders can be imaginatively designed into new schemes to regenerate long derelict areas of London. Hornsey no.1 has the potential to […]

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November 12, 2013
Gas holders to come down early. Ask the developers!

UPDATE 3rd NOVEMBER, 2014 FOLLOWING NATION GRID LETTER AND LEAFLET TO RESIDENTS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES Planning permission for the site preparation on the Heartlands was agreed by Haringey Council on March 10th, following the two development forums in the West Indian Cultural Centre. By now all local residents and businesses should have received a letter […]

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August 1, 2011
Hornsey Gas Holder no.1 is a step closer to protection

Hornsey Gas Holder no.1 is a step closer to protection following the Victorian Society’s call for it to be listed. Meanwhile, its merits have been featured in the national

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May 18, 2011
Save Hornsey Gas Holder No.1

The latest Heartlands outline planning application includes the demolition of Hornsey gas holder no.1, contrary to strengthening interest in its retention and the original vision that the industrial heritage of the area should have a place in its redevelopment. It is essential that we have an informed debate on its value - to our area and in the economic and […]

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April 22, 2011
Should we fight to save Hornsey Gas Holder No.1


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February 1, 2014
Why English Heritage must look again at Gasholder No 1

UPDATE 31st January, 2013 - News has reached us that the earlier example of the Cutler Patent gas holder in Tunbridge Wells, held up as the more important surviving example of this internationally significant industrial heritage has ..... been "demolished". Haringey council was quick to support the demise of its own heritage on the […]

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August 12, 2010
The Story of Gasholder 1

Anyone interested in the history of  Hornsey and Wood Green will enjoy this article by Colin Marr, which outlines the historical importance  of 'Gasholder 1', a local landmark behind Hornsey Park Road but now in full view from Mary Neuner Road. ( Gasholder 1, with its innovative lattice design was constructed in 1892 and is the oldest […]

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September 7, 2016
A tragic loss of unique heritage, a breach of trust, a missed opportunity? Why Hornsey Holder no.1 was lost

The following words are taken from a last email on the subject of Hornsey Holder no.1 from Colin Marr, the tireless champion for its conservation. We are indebted to him for all his work. If you read to the bottom of the letter, there is a short explanation of where PMRA fitted in. If, after […]

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