Manchester Gas Works - Albert Street

As the map segment below shows, the Manchester Gas Works, Reserve Station No 1, used to occupy a site between Albert Street and Lower King Street.  The gas works is long gone as is Albert Street which today is called St. Mary's Parsonage.

Here it is again on a map dated 1885.

By the time the map below was drawn, circa 1888, the gas works was gone and the site had been converted into a police station.

The parade of Peelers, shown above, is forming up in the parade ground in the Albert Street Police Station.  The image dates from the 1850s. 

(The image above is shown with the permission of the Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archive.  If you click on this link you can see more historic images from their Flickr Photostream)

A plaque commemorates the old gas works.

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