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Gas Company
The gas board
"Gas Board at the time of closure"

Back row: T Watson (Engineer & General Manager), T C Smith, L Cunnington,
R F Knight, G W Adams, W D Bates (Secretary & Accountant)

Front row: F Walker, L Sanders, J Roe (Chairman), H R Patenall, A O Groome.

Extract from a 1901 article: Profits of the Rushden and Higham Ferrers Gas Company amounted to £3,549. In all departments of the business there was an improvement, the most paying branch being the cookers and prepayment meters, which had become very popular.

Extract from a Military Tribunal in May 1918

Wm. H. Spicer, chief clerk and accountant for the gas Company was given six months. Being a Special Constable, the V.T.C. condition was waived.


Extract from a Military Tribunal in May 1918

In the case of William Church 42, of Wymington B2 ....ourer at the Rushden gas works, a protection certificate was produced. Conditions – exemption certificate withdrawn in view of the protection certificate. V.T.C. condition not imposed, being a Special constable.



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