The gasworks

Richard Beckett

The Gasworks and Gasholder in the eastside area (also known as Turkey Town)

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'GASWORKS ON EASTSIDE' page

part of aerial photograph

This page was added by Richard Beckett on 01/11/2008.
Comments about this page

An old East-sider once told me that sometime during the first war (1914-1918) a train load of turkeys was left overnight in a siding near East Side and in the morning most of the turkeys had disappeared. Then mysteriously a couple of days later most houses in the area had Turkey for dinner (which is how the area got its nickname). Is this true or false?

By Celia Malfroot
On 04/01/2009

I hope so its a great story.

By Terry Howard
On 19/03/2010

I believe that East Side, Newhaven was also nicknamed 'Monkey Island'!

By john simmons
On 25/05/2011

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