GAS WORKS

The Hayling Island Gas Company was established on a site between the railway station and the West Town Hotel. The Contractor was Mr HR Trigg, The Engineer being Mr Henry Skoines’.

The railway brought in coal from the coalfields in Wales, the Midlands and the North East of England to supply the coal yard adjacent to the Gas Works.

The Hayling Island Gas Company was voluntarily wound up in 1937. (Ref. Hants Web Record 19M65 Hampshire Gas and Utility Companies).

An entry in The Times dated 22 Feb 1937 stated that The Portsmouth and Gosport Gas Company were waiting for the Board of Trade Special Order to give effect to the purchase of the Hayling Island Gas Company.

If anyone has any images of the works or background information, I would be pleased to hear from you. Our aim is to record as much as is possible of industry associated with the railway. What I am finding is there are very large gaps in the island records and we seek to close these