City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Gave the world's first
demonstration of street
lighting by coal gas,
from a retort
Erected by City of Westminster, Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers.
Location. 51° 30.383′ N, 0° 8.066′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Pall Mall and Carlton Gardens, on the left when traveling west on Pall Mall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Pall Mall, City of Westminster, England SW1Y 5NQ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eisenhower's D-Day Headquarters (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Norfolk House (about 90 meters away); Nell Gwynne (about 120 meters away); Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) (about 120 meters away); King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Memorial (about 150 meters away); Franklin (about 150 meters away); Brigade of Guards (about 150 meters away); John Fox Burgoyne (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Frederick Albert Winsor (Wikipedia). "Frederick Albert Winsor, (Submitted on April 25, 2018.)
2. Early days (National Gas Museum). "In 1807, he demonstrated the use of gas to light streets, in London’s Pall Mall and in 1812 he obtained a Royal Charter to build the world’s first public gas works, which opened in Westminster in 1813. Gas lighting proved so popular that, within 15 years, almost every large town in Britain, as well as major cities in Europe, North America and beyond, had a gas works. The Company which Winsor founded, the Gas Light and Coke Company, continued to supply most of London’s gas until the industry was nationalised in 1949." (Submitted on April 25, 2018.)
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