The Gas Works of Buckinghamshire, by A.T. Marks

The Gas Works of Buckinghamshire, by A.T. Marks

Published privately by the author, 260 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket - c.15.5cm by 21cm (N7717)

Brand New Book

From the introduction: This is the second volume in my series on county gas works and follows the same format as the first which covered Bedfordshire and records the expanding use of gas in the nineteenth century, the various difficulties faced on the business and technical fronts, and finally the processes of amalgamation and take-overs of the gas companies in the twentieth century, with a short summary of life under nationalisation. Also included are sections on meters, mains, holders, gas lighting, etc. and wherever possible interesting snippets on the running of these companies.

The book is arranged as a gazetteer, with the entries listed in an A to Z format. There are around 20 entries in total, each detailing a local gas company/works, and they include: Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, Burnham, Chesham, Colnbrook, Eton, Fenny Stratford, Great Marlow, High Wycombe, Newport Pagnell, Olney, Princes Risborough, Slough, Stony Stratford, Taplow (Maidenhead), Waddesdon, Wendover, Winslow, and Wolverton, as well as a chapter on Private gas works. The length of each entry and the amount of information included varies. The book includes a handful of photographs and illustrations.