In late Victorian times it was generally assumed that Hayling Island was about to become an important suburb of Portsmouth. The narrow but fast-flowing entrance to Langstone Harbour would, it was supposed, be bridged and land values on the Island would rise. There was speculation in land and a branch railway was constructed from Havant [...]
Hayling Gas Company
The Hayling Island Gas Company was absorbed by the Portsmouth and Gosport Company. Gas was then supplied from Hilsea and piped onto the island.This article from the Evening News, Aug 6 1937, describes the formal handover and the closure of the Gas Works.
The following article appeared in the Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc. Portsmouth England), Saturday, July 28, 1877; Issue 4690. Describes how the annual encampment of the 1st Administrative Battalion of the Hampshire Rifle Volunteers were supplied for the first time with gas lighting. The introduction of gas to the island was celebrated on this [...]