South Metropolitan Gasworks, Peckham, 1903




Peckham, especially the area near the Old Kent Road, was much more than a dormitory suburb. It had much manufacturing and in the case of the gas works, much of the produce was destined for a local market.

The South Metropolitan Gas Company was managed by George Livesey, who was an active philanthropist.

Note the extraordinary size of the coal loaders' shovel blades!

See historic maps of Peckham