English Electric Co., Stafford

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Date:1946 - 1950 (c.)

Description:Standing on the left is Mr J. Rogers, General Manager of Works and 3rd from the left is Mr J. W. C. Milligan, Manager Stafford Works. They are pictured with a group of visitors and engineers in front of a large power transformer in the Transformer manufacturing section of the Lichfield Road Works. The English Electric Co. in Stafford was renowned for its electrical products including generators, transformers and switchgear.

Due to the rapid development of transformers a new Transformer Works on an adjacent site was later required. The planning for this began in 1955, building started in August 1957 and by November 1958 occupation began. The new factory covered around 245,000 sq. ft. and cost £2 million to build and £1 million to equip. In addition a 40,000 sq. ft. four floor office block accommodating transformer design and commercial staff was built.

This image is taken from a glass negative donated to the Staffordshire County Museum by Alstom Power, Lichfield Road, Stafford.

Siemens Brothers purchased the land in 1901 and built the factory and offices which were ready to start production in 1903. In 1918 Siemens merged with several companies, including Dick, Kerr and Co., to become the English Electric Co. Two years later in 1920, The English Electric Co bought the Stafford Works. The English Electric Co merged with GEC (The General Electric Company) during 1968 and the Lichfield Road Site became part of GEC Power Engineering Ltd. On 22 March 1989 became part of GEC ALSTHOM, an Anglo French Joint Venture. On 22 June 1998 became part of ALSTOM with global HQ in Paris and to date (May 2015) continues to be part of the ALSTOM Group.


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Creators: Mr Andy Ellis, Alstom Power, Stafford - Contributor

Image courtesy of: Mr Bob Metcalfe

Donor ref:AE-47 (37/27939)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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