Canvey Island and High Speed Gas

British Pathe film

British Pathe © film about Canvey Island’s role in the introduction of High Speed Gas to our lives. Film dated 1966.   The films description is as follows:

North Sea, Africa & Canvey Island, Essex.

Three scenes of North Sea oil rig with flame burning at top derrick.

LV. Waste gas burning at the gas station, in the Sahara. Air view, gas station in Sahara, & nearer shot. GV. Native village in the Sahara. SV. Two native women walking through the village. SV. Gas tanker at sea.

CU. Sign ‘Canvey Island.’ GV. Gas tanker in port at Canvey, pan along pipes coming from ship. CU. Notice on pipe ‘Liquid Methane Discharge Line.’ LV. Gas tank. SV. Pipes carrying gas go into ground. LV. Gas cookers which have been modified for using methane. LV. Man working on cooker, & CU. CU. Man working on another cooker. CU. Man working on another cooker. CU. Man lights gas on test jets. GV. Housing estate on Canvey. SV. New cooker is put in position in kitchen. GV. Woman working in kitchen. SV. Egg in frying pan on new cooker, & CU. SV. Pan, men delivering another cooker to another house. SV. Pan, another cooker being delivered.

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