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Eastern Gas Board

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1964. Town gas reforming plant at Hitchin site.

1948 One of 12 Area Gas Boards established by the government to operate the nationalised gas industry, each a separate body with its own management structure. Companies and other bodies nationalised and included in this area:


Aldeburg Gas Light Company
Ampthill Gas And Coke Company
Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Gas Company Ltd
Attleborough Gas Company Ltd
Aylsham Undertaking - British Gas Light Company Ltd
Barnet District Gas And Water Company
Baldock Gas Light And Coke Company Ltd
Bedford District Gas Company
Bedford District Gas Company
Berkhampstead Gas Company
Beccles Water And Gas Company
British Gas Light Company Ltd (Central Office)
Bishop's Stortford Epping And District Gas Company
Boxmoor, Two Waters And Crouchfield Gas And Coke Company Ltd
Braintree And Bocking Gas Company Ltd
Brightlingsea Gas And Coke Company Ltd
Bury St. Edmund's Gas Company
Cambridge University And Town Gaslight Company
Chelmsford Corporation
Chesham And District Gas Company
Chatteris Undertaking - British Gas Light Company Ltd
Colchester Gas Company
Cromer Gas Company
Dunstable Gas And Water Company
Earls Colne Gas Light And Coke Company
East Dereham Urban District Council
Ely Gas And Electricity Company Ltd
Enfield Gas Company
Felixstowe Gas Light Company
Framlingham Gas Light Company
Gorleston And Southtown Gas Company
Great Yarmouth Gas Company
Harpenden District Gas Company Ltd
Harwich Gas And Coke Company Ltd
Hadleigh Gas Consumers Company Ltd
Halesworth Gas Company Ltd
Hemel Hempstead District Gas Company
Hitchin Gas Company Ltd
Halstead Gas Company Ltd
Hertford Gas Light Company
Huntingdon And Godmanchester Gas And Coke Company Ltd
Ipswich Gas Light Company
Kelvedon & Coggleshall Gas Co. (Trustees Of The Late Worthington Church Trading As)
King's Lynn Gas Company
Lavenham Gas Works
Leiston Gas Company Ltd
Littleport Gas Company Ltd
Loddon Gas Consumers' Company Ltd
Long Melford Gas And Coal Company
Lowestoft Water And Gas Company
Luton Gas Company
March Gas And Coke Company Ltd
Maldon Gas Light Company
Markyate Gas Company
Mundesley And Holt Gas Company Ltd
Newmarket Gas Company
Needham Market Gas Light Company Ltd
Norwich Undertaking - British Gas Light Company Ltd
North Walsham Gas Light & Coke Company Ltd
Peterborough Gas Company
Potton Gas Company
Ramsey Gas Company Ltd
Redbourn Gas Company
Royston Gas Company Ltd
Sandy Gas Company Ltd
Sheringham Gas And Water Company
Soham And District Gas Company Ltd
Southwold Gas Light Company Ltd
Stowmarket Gas Light And Coke Company Ltd
St. Ives (Hunts) Gas Company Ltd
St. Margaret's Gas Company Ltd
Southgate And District Gas Company
Sudbury Gas And Coke Company Ltd
Swaffham Gas Light And Coke Company Ltd
Saxmundham Gas Company Ltd
Tottenham And District Gas Company
Watford And St. Albans Gas Company
Whittlesey Gas Company Ltd
Witham Gas Light And Coke Company
Wisbech Lighting Company
Woburn Gas Light And Coke Company Ltd
Wyvenhoe Gas Company Ltd


1973 The Area Boards became Regions of the British Gas Corporation.

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