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West Ham Gas Co

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1846 The West Ham Gas Company was formed as a non-statutory Gas Co. by Deed of Settlement

1855 Made an agreement with the Commercial Gas Co to acquire its mains, etc. within the Parish of West Ham and to split the area of supply in which they overlapped, the West Ham company restricting itself to Essex and the Commercial company to Middlesex.

1856 The company gained statutory status

Its works were situated on Union Street, Stratford, on the Channelsea River with access across the river to railway sidings.

The company provided a bulk supply to the Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford Gas Co.

1908 The Gas Light and Coke Co. began negotiations to take over the West Ham company

1909 West Ham's Chairman, Joseph Lister Godlee, joined the Gas Light and Coke Co's Court in 1909.

1910 Amalgamation Act formalised the merger of the 2 companies.

The Gas Light and Coke Co modernised the works at Stratford.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] National Archives