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BBC London News on Gasholder No 8

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Published on Dec 12, 2013

http://www.kingscross.co.uk/gasholder-8

BBC London news features a lunchtime piece on the return of the historic Gasholder No. 8 to King's Cross.

Gasholder No.8 was built for the storage of town gas for Pancras Gasworks. Gas was manufactured here using coal from the Imperial Gas, Light and Coke Company. The gasholder formed part of the largest gas works in London and remained in use until the late 20th Century. It was decommissioned in 2000.

In 2013 it returned to King’s Cross to be re-erected on the north side of Regent’s Canal overlooking Camley Street Natural Park and St Pancras Basin.

Read more about the history of the King's Cross area at

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