I've been sent a complimentary copy (thank you, thank you) of the Summer 2008 edition of the London Society Journal. Their featured front page article is 'Energy and Motion. Part 1. Marsh Gas' by Clive Price. This is an excellent four page summary of industry on the Greenwich Peninsula drawing particular attention to the East Greenwich Gas Works, and its great importance. A second article is promised.
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I have also had a nice letter from the author of the article, Clive Price, sending as copy of the gas works house journal 'Co-partnership Journal' - enthusing in particular over an article in it on Scottish Dyes. Clive also recalls that he first began work at AEC Ltd. in Southall where chassis were made for Merryweather's using special engine governors to ensure that there was a smooth extension of the escape ladder when it was operated from a power take off driven by the vehicle engine.