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1817 The company built its works in Shadwell at Sun Tavern fields.
By 1820 The company was in operation, supplying light in London; its shares were advertised for sale
1823 The Ratcliff Gas Co began business in Wapping. The Ratcliff Gas Light and Coke Company was incorporated by Act of Parliament.
1837 The works site was dissected by a railway lin; the southern part of the site continued as a holder station while the manufacturing operation was transferred to Wapping.
1855 The company was consolidated and amended.
1862 Gasworks near the Wapping end of the Thames Tunnel
1873 One of 9 companies supplying gas to the London metropolis
1875 the Ratcliff Gas Company was amalgamated with the Commercial Gas Co.