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Offline Candma

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Re: LINK: National Gas Archives
« Reply #9 on: Friday 05 February 10 01:33 GMT (UK) »
Secretaries of gas companies were frequently independant solicitors (and directors) and not always directly employed by the company. If you can find the solicitors he worked for, their successors may have information.  The solicitors may have deposited material in the local county archives. Alternatively, as Salisbury was a large concern he may have been a member of the British Association of Gas Managers, later the Institution of Gas Engineers, (now with Managers added!).  There may be a slight possibility they may be able to help, website - http://www.igem.org.uk/company/contact.asp. There is also a link to the British Gas Museum on that site as an alternative. Finally try the National Gas Archives. Unfortunately, the archivist plus one other, are the only active employees. They depend on volunteers to a large extent, so expect some delay, unfortunate, but a result of the times.
Hodgson/Pounder/Porter - New Forest, N. Yks.
Lee/Allinson/Shield/Porter/Horn(e) - Teesdale.
Lo(a)ngstaff - Bedale/Staindrop.
Raisbeck/Shaw/Chapman - Hawnby & Cowton.
Jewson - Norfolk & Tyneside. Marley - Liverton.
Lilley - Lincs. & Staindrop.

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Re: LINK: National Gas Archives
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 11 February 10 16:36 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, Cadma.
Thomas Hardick was Manager of Fisherton Gas Works as well as Secretary of Salisbury Gas Light & Coke Company. Your link has allowed me to find out that he was a member of the Association of Gas Engineers, and President of their South West Region for a number of years. Unfortunately, we are too early in time to find a photograph of him.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: LINK: National Gas Archives
« Reply #11 on: Friday 12 February 10 00:06 GMT (UK) »
Northrow,
Nice to hear you have had some success.
I know that  E. E. P. Kelsey, The Close, Salisbury, was Solicitor to the Company. You might like to see if the  firm is still in existance. Also you may wish to try the link http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/22788/pages/5398. This site may give you further information, if not of Thomas, then Salisbury Gas Light & Coke/ Fisherton.
Regards.
Hodgson/Pounder/Porter - New Forest, N. Yks.
Lee/Allinson/Shield/Porter/Horn(e) - Teesdale.
Lo(a)ngstaff - Bedale/Staindrop.
Raisbeck/Shaw/Chapman - Hawnby & Cowton.
Jewson - Norfolk & Tyneside. Marley - Liverton.
Lilley - Lincs. & Staindrop.

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Re: LINK: National Gas Archives
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 29 October 11 09:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks Mick, this may help flesh out some details of family members who were gas superintendents etc. :) I'll let you know how handy it is once I've had a dig.
Julietallbird