By Malcolm E. Falkus
This non-technical, readable publication strains the background of North Thames fuel from the nationalization of the gasoline in 1949 until eventually privatization in 1986, a interval which observed the swap shape a place within the Nineteen Fifties the place its survival used to be threatened.
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Extra info for Always under Pressure: A History of North Thames Gas since 1949
Ltd 2 Commercial Gas Co. Gas Light & Coke Co. Homsey Gas Co. 2 Lea Bridge District Gas Co. 2 North Middlesex Gas Co. 2 Romford Gas Co. Slough Gas & Coke Co. 2 Shoeburyness (Southend Corporation) Uxbridge, Maidenhead & District Gas Co. 2 Windsor Royal Gaslight Co. 2 Founded Area Mains (sq. miles) Consumers Miles Output 1948 1 (m. 65 1861 234 64000 552 3056 1827 10 6000 29 316 1Includes gas 'bought'. of the South Eastern Gas Corporation. Source: North Thames Gas. 2 Member obvious and contrasts strangely with the tiny municipally owned Shoeburyness works, which served an area of under two square miles through some twelve miles of main.
6 indicates the extent of this decline by the end of the decade. 6 million in 1968-69. By this latter year, the last in which processing was carried out at North Thames, only 46 000 tons of coal tar were distilled. As far as the establishment of uniform tariffs was concerned, North Thames was not faced with the same problems as elsewhere. The North Eastern, for example, inherited more than 500 separate tariffs, as well as many individual contracts with large industrial and commercial firms. 7 shows.
Hollings 21 22 Always Under Pressure 5 The chief office of the new North Thames Gas Board, 30 Kensington Church Street, c. 1950. Still carrying its former name, the building was originally opened by the present Queen Mother, then Duchess of York, in 1926. The showrooms and offices became the Gas Light & Coke Company's headquarters during the war. became Controller of Research, Aberdein the Commercial Manager, Bruce the Staff Controller, Wells the Chief Accountant, Gooch the Controller of Services, and Burns the Chief Engineer (on the retirement of Willsmer).
Always under Pressure: A History of North Thames Gas since 1949 by Malcolm E. Falkus