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Clock ticking for Norwich's final gas holders and for the chance to enter city skyline photography contest

PUBLISHED: 21:30 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:12 05 June 2018

Norwich's last gas holders will soon be dismantled. Pic: Rachel Hogg (competition entry).

Norwich's last gas holders will soon be dismantled. Pic: Rachel Hogg (competition entry).

National Grid

The deadline is looming for the Norwich Skyline Photography competition.

National Grid launched the competition to celebrate and commemorate the city’s skyline, with the city’s final gasholders off Gas Hill due to be dismantled this summer.

There will be three winners, all taking home a £150 voucher for London Camera Exchange – for the ‘Norwich skyline’ and ‘Gasholders in the skyline’ categories and a ‘young persons’ award.

An ‘overall winner’ will be selected from the three and will be awarded an extra £100.

Bethan Short from National Grid said: “Norwich truly is a fine city and we’re calling on people to get involved and help us document the city’s skyline and the gasholders before they come down.

“With so many beautiful viewpoints across the city it’s going to be tough choosing winners, but make sure you submit before the deadline. We can’t wait to see all your entries!”

Joining her on the judging panel is National Grid colleague Matthew Worman, history and heritage expert Paul Burall, from the Norwich Society and Harry Yates from the Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History.

Winners will be announced at an event at St Matthews’ Church on Telegraph Lane West on Wednesday, June 20 and the best submissions will be displayed in a special ‘gallery’ set up for the occasion.

Entries, via www.norwichskylinephoto.com, must be submitted by Thursday (June 7). The competition is being run ahead of work to dismantle the redundant gasholders at Gas Hill, which have not been used to store gas since 2009.

They are being taken down by National Grid so the land can be put back into use in the future.

As well as marking the photography competition prize-giving, the June 20 event will be an opportunity to find out more about how National Grid will be dismantling the gasholders and how it will be commemorating their heritage.



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