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Northern Gas Board

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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:

Anfield Plain And District Gas Company
Appleby Corporation
Bishop Auckland District Gas Company
Blyth Gas Company
Brancepeth Colliery
Carlisle Corporation
Cleveland Gas Company
Cockermouth Urban District Council
Darlington Corporation
Guisborough Gas Company Ltd
Hartlepool Gas And Water Company
Hexham Gas Company
Houghton-Le-Spring District Gas Company
Keswick Gas Company
Maryport Urban District Council
Middlesbrough Corporation
Northallerton Consumer's Gas Company Ltd
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne And Gateshead Gas Company
Penrith Urban District Council
Redcar Corporation
Richmond Corporation
Shotley Bridge And Consett District Gas Company
South Bank And Normanby Gaslight And Coke Company
Spennymore And Tudhoe Gas Company
Stockton-On-Tees Corporation
Sunderland Gas Company
Whitehaven United Gas Company Ltd
Wigton Gas Light And Coke Company Ltd
Workington Corporation



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

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Sources of Information

  • [1] National Archives