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Liverpool Gas Co

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1816 The Liverpool Gas Light Co was established

1848 The Liverpool Gas Light Co and the Liverpool New Gas and Coke Co were amalgamated to form the Liverpool United Gas Co.

1914 Name changed to Liverpool Gas Co

1934 The company had six works, of which the Garston Gas Works was the most recently built. Other works included those at Eccles Street and Caryl Street, and Wavertree Works.

By 1935 the Company had absorbed: Chidwall Gas Company (1914), Fazakerley (a Liverpool Corporation, 1915), Hightown Gas Company (1925), Woolton Gas Company (1926), Huyton and Roby Gas Company (1933), Formby Gas Company (1935).

1949 On Nationalisation the Liverpool Gas Company was vested in the North Western Gas Board.

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