Papers of The Society of British Gas Industries

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Council minutes, 1906-1962; minutes of annual general meetings, 1906-1965; minutes of sections, 1906-1962; financial records, 1906-1961; report of the Council, 1980-1.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society of British Gas Industries was formally established in 1906, following the work of the Provisional Committee in the previous year. The Society is a trade association of manufacturers of gas appliances and equipment and of contractors to the gas industry. It aims to be representative and promote the interests of the entire gas industry in the United Kingdom . It moved its headquarters to Leamington Spa in 1974. The Society works closely with government departments and regulatory bodies within the gas industry. The Society is a member of various European bodies and has been involved with export missions to countries such as Spain, India and Poland.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Society of British Gas Industries in 1981.

Other Finding Aids

Copies of this collection-level description and of the catalogue of this deposit are available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for The Society of British Gas Industries (GB 152 AAR 2089).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

No destruction has taken place of material in this deposit.


Further deposits are expected.