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Cottenham OS map 1887

34 Lambs Lane, Gasworks, Cottenham

History of the Gas Works

1862 Gas Works built

1864 Gas Company house built. Gas lighting installed from the gas House to the church.

1865 Walter Rhodes manager of gas Works

1880 Walter Rhodes left

late 1880s: James Coe manager, but he left to become a greengrocer.

1891 William ‘Gassy’ Moore took over, staying for 32 years.

1932 Chesterton RDC bought the Cottenham Gas and water Company.

34 lambs Lane, Gas Works (photo E Smith)

Some of the original grey lamp posts survive, having been converted to electricity.

See Cottenham in Focus (2002)



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