English Electric Co., Stafford Works Fire Engine

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Description:The English Electric Co. Land Rover fire engine is pictured in action with two members of the Works Fire Brigade. On the left Fireman W. Allen checks hoses connected to the fire engine pump and on the right Fireman P. Lambert prepares to run and at the same time uncoil a length of hose.

The Fire Engine was painted bright red and it was kept in the Lichfield Road site Fire Station along with pumps and firefighting equipment and stood alongside the works ambulance. This vehicle was replaced during 1978-1979 by a new customised Land Rover which had a longer wheel base in order to carry more fire prevention equipment.

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 (General Electric, an American Company).


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Creators: English Electric Co. - Creator

Donor ref:IH-046 (192/29541)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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