Old Gas Works

… walk on passed the caves on the coastal path
from East Wemyss to Buckhaven and you come across
the remains of the old gas works …

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… production of  gas started in 1846 …

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… serving the local communities in East Wemyss,
Buckhaven and Methil until the 20th century …

… alongside gas storage
there would have been homes for the gas workers on the site …

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… by the 1950s the site was in ruins …

… and much of it demolished during the 1960s …

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… the site is constantly in danger of erosion by the sea …

… at the back of the site another cave (the Gas cave) is no longer accessible
but presumably dates back to Pictish times like the others along this coast …

… a short film reconstructing what it would have looked like …

… more information here …

https://canmore.org.uk/site/53964/east-wemyss-east-wemyss-and-buckhaven-gas-works

https://canmore.org.uk/site/53956/east-wemyss-gasworks-cave

~ by marysia on 13 April 2020.

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