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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



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

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