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