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United Kingdom Gas Corporation

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A holding company which controlled several regional gas companies; also involved in sale of gas appliances

1935 Company began operation in March

1936 Owned gas companies in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, South Wales and North Home Counties[1]:

  • Bridlington Gas Co
  • Easingwold Gas Light and Coke Co
  • Malton Gas Co
  • Pickering Gas and Water Co
  • Scarborough Gas Co
  • Whitby Gas Co
  • York Gas Co
  • Ackworth, Featherstone, Purston and Sharlston Gas Co
  • Castleford and Whitwood Gas Light and Coke Co
  • Drighlington and Gildersome Gas Light Co
  • East Ardsley Gas Co
  • Garforth Gas Consumers Co
  • Harrogate Gas Co
  • Kippax and District Gas Co
  • Normanton Gas Co
  • Otley Gas Co
  • Pudsey Gas Co
  • Rothwell Gas Light Co
  • Sherburn and South Milford Gas Co
  • Farnworth and Kearsley Gas Co
  • Hyde Gas Co
  • Ramsbottom Gas Co
  • Frodsham Gas and Water Co
  • Leyland Gas Co
  • Ormskirk District Gas Co
  • Prescot and District Gas Co
  • Runcorn Gas Co
  • Llanelly Gaslight Co
  • Merthyr Vale Gas Works
  • Quakers Yard Gas and Water Co
  • Rhymney and Aber Gas Co
  • Aylesbury Gas Co
  • Thame Gas and Coke Co
  • Winslow New Gas Co
  • Woburn Gas Light and Coke Co

The Corporation also owned almost all of the shares of the Caledonian Corporation which controlled 18 gas undertakings in Scotland.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Apr 16, 1937