Goodbye Gasholders

Gasholders have been iconic landmarks on the Reading skyline for over 100 years, particularly from Newtown and the Great Western Railway. The demolition of Reading's largest and last remaining one, Gasholder No.4, was approved on 13 November 2019 (demolition finally started in March 2022). This blog explores the story of the town's gasholders and gasworks through images from Reading Museum's collection.