North Western Gas Board

The North Western Gas Board was a state-owned utility area gas board providing gas for light and heat to industries and homes in the north-west of England.

It was established on 1 May 1949 under the terms of the Gas Act 1948,[1] and dissolved in 1973 when it became a region of the newly formed British Gas Corporation, British Gas North Western, as a result of the Gas Act 1972.



  1. ^ Jessup (1994), pp. 1, 5


  • Jessup, John (1994), Lyon, John (ed.), Gas in the NorthWest: 1949–1994, British Gas Northwestern