HDappy Gas Families was published by British Gas.
In this brightly-coloured card game each family has its own background colour so that complete families are easier to recognise.
Some of the text details on the Mr cards are shown beneath, intended to promote the benefits of gas in the home.
The pack is udated, but in view of the Welcome family we estimate the date as c.1985-90 as gas showrooms were all closed down in mid 1990s.
Mr Counter, the meter reader, comes to read your meter every 3 months so you are sent an accurate bill.
There are lots of ways to pay the bill.
Mr Flame cooks with gas because he knows gas is quick, clean and controllable. That's the beauty of gas!
Mrs Help is the Home Service Adviser.
An important part of her job is to advise people how to make the most of gas in their homes.
She pays particular attention to the old and the disabled.
Mr Wells, the explorer, and his partner have already found enough natural gas deep in the sea-bed under the waters around Britain to last well into the next century!
Above: Happy Gas Families published by British Gas, unknown printer, undated but probably c.1985. 36 cards in box.