S M G C / South Metropolitan Gas Company

S M G C / South Metropolitan Gas Company

The South Metropolitan Gas Light & Coke Company was founded in 1834 to serve Southwark and other places in what was then Surrey and Kent.

The following gas companies were amalgamated with the South Metropolitan : Surrey Consumers in 1879; Phoenix in 1880; Woolwich, Charlton and Plumstead in 1884; Woolwich Equitable in 1884.

Following the nationalisation of the gas industry, South Metropolitan Gas Company was placed under the control of the South Eastern Gas Board in 1949. The South Eastern Gas Board was dissolved in 1973 when it became a region of the British Gas Corporation.

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