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South Eastern Gas Board

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1959.Segas Plant at Isle of Grain site, adjacent to the British Petroleum Company's Oil Refinery.

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:

Arundel Gas Company
Bexhill Corporation Gas Department
Billingshirst Undertaking
British Gas Light Company
Broadstairs Gas Company
Cranbrook Gas Company
Charing And District Gas Works Ltd
Chertsey Consumers Gas Company Ltd
Crowborough District Gas Company Ltd
East Grinstead Gas And Water Company
Faversham Gas Company
Folkestone Gas And Coke Company
Godalming Gas And Coke Company Ltd
Guildford Gas Light And Coke Company
Hampton Court Gas Company
Haywards Heath District Gas Company
Horsham Gas Company Ltd
Newhaven Gas And Coke Company Ltd
Tenterden And District Gas Company Ltd
Tonbridge Gas Company
Tunbridge Wells Gas Company
Wateringbury Gas Company Ltd


Brighton, Hove And Worthing Gas Company
Croydon Gas Company
Dover Gas Company
East Surrey Gas Company
Eastbourne Gas Company
Gravesend And Milton Gas Light Company
Hastings And St Leonards Gas Company
Herne Bay Gas Company Ltd
Heathfield Gas Company Ltd
Henfield Gas And Coke Company
Horley District Gas Company
Isle Of Thanet Gas Light And Coke Company
Kingston-Upon-Thames Gas Company
Leatherhead Gas And Lighting Company
Littlehampton Gas Company
Lewes Gas Company
Maidstone Gas Company
Mid-Kent Gaslight And Coke Company
Ramsgate Corporation
Rye Gas And Coke Company Ltd
Sheppy Gas Company
South Eastern Gas Corporation Ltd
South Metropolitan Gas Company
South Suburban Gas Company
Wandsworth And District Gas Company
Woking District Gas Company
Worthing Gas Light And Coke Company


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

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