For anybody that is willing to share historical information on the BELFAST area LOCATED IN Co. Antrim or Co. Downobtained from offical sources as books, PRONI or newspapers, street Directories or local knowledge. If need be I will start separate Belfast City area forums
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The Belfast Gasworks, built on land that at one time was Cromack Wood, provided power to the city for more than one hundred and fifty years. Work began on a gas making industry in 1822, on a site near Cromac dock, on ground owned by the Marquis of Donegall. It was at the centre of the city's Victorian Industrial Revolution, being one of the major employers and offering work for engineers, fitters and stokers. The Gasworks closed in 1988.