An interesting comment and follow up on the HCSW Facebook group
Charlie Smith wrote
There was a gas line from s to Templeton brick flats
Robert Gowland wrote
It was completed when George Lonie was Fuel Engineer.
The line was Derwenthaugh up to road near Whickham Golf Course along to Pickering Nook following old railtrack up to Delves all underground.
It was then on Concrete Supports Hownsgill Plate mill to Fell Coke Works.
The N.C.B. negotiated the Wayleaves to the Works from Team Valley Coal House Headquarters and the line installation including the Gas Booster Station at Derwenthaugh.
Consett Works Engineering were responsible work on its own land.
Ted Jeffries (a Leadgate Lad) was the Section Leader supervising the line design – expansion joints, supports etc., It saved Gas being wasted by being flared at DH.
Another First for Consett Works.
Land of Oak and Iron link re the Derwenthaugh Coke Works- they do some guided walks on occasion
Article about the re-use of old Coke Works land https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/rebirth-of-land-1617342
Also a short video by Land of Oak and Iron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KXD4l_oerM
Also see a lovely post from Alfred the Dog and Rob Moran https://www.facebook.com/groups/294426718178876/permalink/824626315158911/
Source and thanks to Winlaton and District Local History Society
Did you work at the Coke Works?
Did you help with the install or maintenance of the pipeline?