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Manchester Gas Works

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1807 Gas lighting was introduced in Manchester

1844 Control of the gas undertaking passed to the Corporation

By 1894 the Corporation owned 4 gas stations: Gaythorn, Rochdale Road, Bradford Road, and Droylsden.

1929 The Partington Works were opened. The gas department had four stations: Rochdale Road, Bradford Road, Droylsden and Partington.

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