By Malcolm E. Falkus
This non-technical, readable ebook strains the historical past of North Thames gasoline 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.
Read Online or Download Always under Pressure: A History of North Thames Gas since 1949 PDF
Best history_2 books
This quantity keeps the serious exploration of primary matters within the medieval and early sleek international, right here relating psychological healthiness, spirituality, depression, mystical visions, medication, and future health. The individuals, who initially had offered their learn at a symposium on the college of Arizona in may well 2013, discover a variety of techniques and fabrics pertinent to those matters, taking us from the early heart a while to the eighteenth century, capping the amount with a few reflections at the relevance of faith this day.
From the creation. In all languages owning a good built expiratory accessory there's chanced on a bent to weaken the syllables which stand at the reduce phases of accentuation. The power dedicated to the construction of the syllable on which the main accessory rests makes helpful a discount within the strength of the expiration of the opposite syllables of the be aware.
Semple covers almost each point of Canadian Methodism. He examines early nineteenth-century efforts to evangelize pioneer British North the US and the revivalistic actions so very important to the mid-nineteenth-century years. He files Methodists' missionary paintings either out of the country and in Canada between aboriginal peoples and immigrants.
- A brief history of the circumnavigators
- All About 1066 and The Battle Of Hastings
- History of Linguistics 2011: Selected Papers from the 12th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences
- Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms: Proceedings of the Fifth IFToMM Symposium on the History of Machines and Mechanisms
- Shah Abd al-Aziz; Puritanism, Sectarian Polemics and Jihad
- A New History of Leviathan: Essays on the Rise of the American Corporate State
Extra info for Always under Pressure: A History of North Thames Gas since 1949
The impact of increasing coal costs was magnified by the differential charging scheme operated by the National Coal Board. This scheme was introduced by the Coal Board in 1951 and first put into effect in 1954. It meant that the gas industry would have to pay more for its coal than virtually every other class of industrial consumer. Despite strenuous attempts by Milne-Watson and Burns to persuade the National Coal Board to revise its decision, the new charges were maintained. Burns wrote to MilneWatson, 'the National Coal Board are completely unmoved.
There was, therefore, an increasing concentration on marketing as it became recognised that the survival of the industry depended upon successful sales of appliances in order to maintain loads. In many ways the situation was reminiscent of the inter-war years, and a sign of the renewed emphasis on marketing was the reappearance in 1953 of News, the former sales and service magazine of the Gas Light & Coke Company, which had ceased publication upon the outbreak of war in 1939. 3 The Struggle for Survival Knowing of the great expansion achieved by the gas industry during the 1960s and 1970s, it is hard to comprehend just how real appeared the threat to the continued existence of the industry during the first decade of nationalisation.
Electricity even began to make significant inroads into the domestic cooking market, especially in new private housing developments. Before the Second World War about 90 per cent of families in the Gas Light Company's area had cooked by gas; by 1950 the proportion had fallen to about 85 per cent, by 1960 to 80 per cent and during the 1970s to 75 per cent. However, these The Struggle for Survival 49 13 A District Office, c. 1952. This is the main office at Barking Road, in the Eastern Division. Here the District Clerks, Area Representatives and clerks in the Ordering and Rental Sections still worked by gaslight.