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Gas Column

Gas Column In 1819 a gas company was founded in Northam. In 1820 William Chamberlayne MP presented the town with all the gas lighting columns it required. In 1823 he was Chair of a group of shareholders who bought the gas company. The town erected the Gas Column to thank him. It was at Town […]

Gordon of Khartoum

Gordon of Khartoum General Gordon was born in London. He served in the Crimea in 1855 but made his name in China with a British expeditionary force that fought its way to Peking. He was Governor of the Sudan from 1873 to 1880 and went back in 1884 to put down a revolt led by […]

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