English Electric Co., Stafford, Annual Fire Brigade Competitions

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Date:1963

Description:The English Electric Co. had many large manufacturing sites around the United Kingdom with their own Fire Brigades and over the years held annual inter-works competitions for the Fire Crews. Pictured is a member of the Stafford Works team running with fire hoses during a two-man hydrant drill competition. During the day the Stafford Works Fire Brigade competed against teams from Chelmsford, Luton and Rugby. The events took place at Stychfields sports field, adjacent to the Stafford Works. In the background the houses are in Sabine Street, ehich formed part of a housing estate built for employees of the company and for many years locally known as Siemens Colony.

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
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1930s
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1960s
English Electric Co., Stafford, Annual Fire Brigade Competitions
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1980s
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GEC ALSTHOM, Lichfield Road, Stafford

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Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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