English Electric Co., Stafford Works Fire Brigade

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Date:1937 - 1945 (c.)

Description:The Stafford Works Fire Brigade is pictured on parade standing in front of and on top of the works fire engine. Behind is the Fire Station on the Lichfield Road site. For many years the English Electric Co. at Stafford had its own Fire Department and a separate Security Department. Later during GEC’s ownership these two departments were merged and became known as the Security/Fire Department.

The fire crew are standing in front of an Aster Merryweather pump escape fire engine which was supplied to the Blackburn Fire Brigade in October 1920 and around 1937 it was sold to The English Electric Co., for use at the Stafford Works. (Thank you to Mr Ian Hazlehurst for this information).

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 on 2 November 2015 the Stafford Grid and Power Businesses became part of GE.


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1900s
Siemens Brothers & Co's Electrical Works, Stafford
Siemens Brothers & Co's Electrical Works, Stafford

View of the factory from Lichfield Road. The pool in the foreground was formed from ...

1930s
English Electric Co., Stafford Works Ambulance
English Electric Co., Stafford Works Ambulance

Pictured is the English Electric Co. Daimler ambulance at the Lichfield Road site ...

1960s
English Electric Co., Stafford, Annual Fire Brigade Competitions
English Electric Co., Stafford, Annual Fire Brigade Competitions

One of the Fire Brigade teams is pictured preparing hoses to aim at the competition ...

1980s
GEC Turbine Generators Ltd., Stafford
GEC Turbine Generators Ltd., Stafford

On the left facing the photographer is Peter Marsden and on the right Alan Smith ...

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Creators: English Electric Co. - Creator

Donor ref:IH-036 (192/28453)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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