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Offline mickgall

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LINK: National Gas Archives
« on: Monday 24 July 06 11:53 BST (UK) »
Hi all
found this site whilst browsing, thought it may be of help to people with any sort of conection to the gas industry

http://www.gasarchive.org/


Mick

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Re: LINK: National Gas Archives
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 October 08 07:31 BST (UK) »

 Hi Mick,
         Thanks for this,my grandfather was listed as gasworker in 1870 on his marriage certificate,later he was a gas manager for the Wyastone leys Estate in Wales,I have been told vaguely that each estate had their own gas supply,then in 1910 he worked as a gasman in some relation to The Thames in Berkshire,could anyone enlighten me as to what this could possibly be.
 Joyce
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Re: LINK: National Gas Archives
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 October 08 07:42 BST (UK) »
I know that some water treatment plants use the given off methane as a fuel.

Worcester being one!

So presumably they would need a gas technician to manage or look after this.

Errrr! I forgot to mention my father worked for British Gas (West Midlands) based in Hereford as An Emergency Repair Gang until the formation of Transco, when shortly after he retired.
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Re: LINK: National Gas Archives
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 October 08 08:40 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this. My grandfather was a lamplighter for Manchester Gas for many years. I hope they can help me with his employment record for instance, I've had no luck anywhere, so far!
Kooky
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Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 25 October 08 09:04 BST (UK) »
You could look at the London list for Thames related articles.

http://www.londonlist.org.uk/

KOOKY you may want to check this out:

Removed @ KOOKY's request due to possible infection!
ABELL-Hfds & Glouc. AWFORD-Glouc, Hfds & Worcs. DANTER-Glouc,Hfds & Worcs. DAUNTER-Hfds, Glouc & Worcs. BAYLISS-Worcs & Glouc. BILLINGHAM-Hfds. JENKINS-Glam, & Hfds. PIPER-Suffolk, Glam & Hfds. CULLUM-Hfds, Suffolk & Mom.
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 25 October 08 11:36 BST (UK) »
Thanks! My computer did not like the 2nd link, said it was infected and potentially unwanted. Help! Closed down Windows!
I think I have dealt with it but not sure! :-\
Kooky
Clulo - Staffs.,Warwickshire, Lancs.1780 -1950
Fisher- Nafferton,Hull, Manchester.1770-1840-1950
Kane&McNeill,Forkhill, Armagh and Glasgow,Bray Dublin.1850s -1920
Boshell and Dowzard- Dublin, 1840s -1911
Kay/Bremner Edinburgh 1800 - 1841.Kay Staffs.& Lancs1842 -1901
Kay - Newcastle on Tyne 1780-1861
Swindell, Marple & Manchester 1900->
Makinson, M/c & Prestwich 1870 ->
Beacom/Jones - Enniskillen 1780 ->

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday 25 October 08 12:52 BST (UK) »
KOOKY thanks for that it loaded OK for me no problem.
However I have removed it at your request just incase there is a major problem.
ABELL-Hfds & Glouc. AWFORD-Glouc, Hfds & Worcs. DANTER-Glouc,Hfds & Worcs. DAUNTER-Hfds, Glouc & Worcs. BAYLISS-Worcs & Glouc. BILLINGHAM-Hfds. JENKINS-Glam, & Hfds. PIPER-Suffolk, Glam & Hfds. CULLUM-Hfds, Suffolk & Mom.
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Re: LINK: National Gas Archives
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 10 November 09 01:21 GMT (UK) »
Just noticed this forum today.  Has anyone tried obtaining information from National Grid archives?
Unfortunately, apart from the Archivist and one other employee, they are dependant upon volunteers to a great extent. Inevitably, enquiries can take some considerable time. Persistance is the key. Once contact is established I have found them exelent in providing information.

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Lee/Allinson/Shield/Porter/Horn(e) - Teesdale.
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Jewson - Norfolk & Tyneside. Marley - Liverton.
Lilley - Lincs. & Staindrop.

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 February 10 20:54 GMT (UK) »
I have just found your link. Trying to find a photo of Thomas Hardick, Secretary of Salisbury Gas Light & Coke Company for 40 years up to his death in 1895 - so far without success. He was a prominent figure in Warminster Baptist work - the Church celebrates its 200th year this year.

Any help or suggestions, please