Thursday 23 November 2017

Spark up Grendon's gas lights

The old light standard in Lourdes Square.
The old light standard in Lourdes Square.

THE cleaning job at Lourdes Square is a credit to the local people.

They have scrubbed and weeded the place with vigour and must be congratulated.

I took a stroll around there last week and what struck me was the wonderful old gas standards – I think they were gas – and wouldn't it be a wonderful heritage project by some body of the council to get them operating again.

They were made by Grendon's foundry and Engineering Works, established in 1835 at the South Quay.

They employed up to 700 people at one stage and also used to build trains and repair ships.

Drogheda Independent

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