The gas area extends over 134 square miles. The number of consumers in the year ending 31st March, 1926, was 95,565, and the total quantity of gas made during the same period was 2,823,846,000 cubic feet. The charges for Gas are as follows:—




If the Consumption be under 120 Therms per quarter year

7.9 per therm


If 120 Therms and under 240 Therms per quarter year



If 240 Therms and under 480 Therms per quarter year



If 480 Therms and under 960 Therms per quarter year



If 960 Therms and upwards per quarter year





To be charged at the same rate as for Lighting and Domestic Cooking and Heating,



less 10 per cent, special discount, if paid within 14 days from delivery of the account.





If the consumption be under 475 Therms per quarter year

6.5 per therm


If 475 Therms and under 950 Therms per quarter year



If 950 Therms and under 1,425 Therms per quarter year.



If 1,425 Therms or over per quarter year



The charge for Gas supplied through Prepayment Meters is at the rate of One Penny for every 20 cubic feet of Gas consumed, less ½d. in the 1/- rebate. Net 10.09. In the districts of Stoke Bardolph, Burton Joyce, Linby, Selston and Underwood, and Cotgrave, the charge will be 1.26d. per Therm in excess of the respective charges set out in the above scale. (See pages 2 and 3.)


A modern Super Turbo-Generating Station of 30,000 K.W. capacity supplies electricity within the limits of the city and to parts of the surrounding district. A 20,000 K.VV. extension is now in course of erection and the Station is capable of extension up to 200,000 K.W. It will no doubt be one of the "selected" stations under the Government Scheme to be carried out under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1926. Under the East Midland Electricity District Order, 1923, Nottingham is part of the East Midlands Electricity Supply District constituted for the purposes of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1919. The number of consumers in the year ending 31st March, 1926, was 12,890, and the number of units sold 27,795,880. Over 170 miles of distributing mains have now been laid. Full particulars as to the charges for electricity for all purposes can be obtained on application to the City Electrical Engineer, Talbot Street, Nottingham. (See pages A28 and A29.)

The new electricity power station.
The new electricity power station.


The markets, as at present arranged, are as follows:—

The Great Market Place, the largest open Market in the Kingdom (4 acres 26 poles), containing movable stalls, where retail sales of fruit, vegetables, fish, game, and poultry, take place daily. On Saturdays and Wednesdays a general miscellaneous market is held, divided roughly into three sections:—(a) Country produce of all descriptions; (b) flowers, plants, seeds, etc.; and (c) general merchandise of a non-perishable nature. There are about 350 stalls in this market, having a total frontage of nearly a mile.

THE GREAT MARKET PLACE (The appearance of which will shortly be entirely altered by the New Exchange Building now in course of erection).
THE GREAT MARKET PLACE (The appearance of which will shortly be entirely altered by the New Exchange Building now in course of erection).

The famous "Goose Fair" is held in the Great Market Place on the first Thursday and two following days in October each year. At the western end of the Market is a fine statue of Queen Victoria by Albert Toft, unveiled by the Duchess of Portland in 1905.

The Cattle Market, a substantially constructed modern market, 7½ acres in extent and completed in 1886 at a cost of £33,500. It provides accommodation for 1,000 beasts, 3,000 sheep, 200 calves and 300 pigs, in addition to facilities for sale of horses, vehicles, agricultural implements, hay and straw. First-class refresh­ment rooms are provided, together with offices for auctioneers, banks, etc., also adequate garage and stabling facilities. Two markets are held weekly, on Wednesdays for fat stock, and on Saturdays for store animals. The market is authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture for the sale of Irish and Canadian stock.

An Annual Fair is also held in October.

Sneinton Market, an open space of 2¼ acres, now mainly occupied by the stalls of wholesale fruit, vegetable, fish, poultry and game merchants. There are about 45 of these traders with permanent standings, having a total frontage of 1,400 feet. There is, in addition, a piece of land adjoining, used by market gardeners daily for the sale of their produce by wholesale. On Mondays the same site is covered with stalls and used as a General Retail Market. The Wholesale Market is the distributing centre, not only for the city, but for a large surrounding area.

Bulwell Market, a small retail market situated about four miles from the centre of the city.