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Workday Wednesday – William Ernest Easter at Wimbledon gas works

My paternal grandfather, William Ernest Easter, worked at the gas works in Wimbledon in London. Here he is, ready with his spanner. I’m not sure what date this is, but he’s probably about 25 or 30, which would make it  about 1913 or so.

William Ernest Easter at the gas works

William Ernest Easter at the gas works

My father remembers one of his first jobs on leaving school was to polish the brass fittings in the same gas works. Later in life my grandfather left the gas works and became a boot maker and repairer – a family trade.

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  1. before the area each side of plough lane was developed and parts of the old gas works was still there it was known as stink bomb alley because of the great smell in the summer months all us local kids used to ride motorcycles there this would have been about early 1980s if any one has photos of the old gas work please post also known as mead path

    Posted by michaelstarwars | October 24, 2012, 9:15 pm

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