Jun 29, 2014Eastney Gas Engine House

Photograph of a Gas Engine at the Eastney Gas Engine House, Eastney, Portsmouth
Gas Engine. Copyright © 2014 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Vacation day 25 – Eastney Gas Engine House and a reminder of the past

I’ve not been in here since my dad volunteered to help maintain these engines – so before 1980. They’ve been closed up for years and I never expected them to re-open so I was very surprised when I realized that we could go and see them. Not only that but they seemed to be in the same condition they were 35 years ago. One of the engines was running too; an added bonus!

I have a newspaper clipping of my dad standing next to one of the gas engines so I thought it would be great to get a picture of myself and produce a composite. I’d not prepared for this and could not remember where in the room the original picture was taken and I ended up taking a (bad) guess. A year later and Photoshop came to the rescue. You can see the resultant picture here.

My Father (second from left) at the Eastney Gas Engine House. Image: Portsmouth Evening News
Copyright © 2014 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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