English Electric Co., Stafford

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Date:1955

Description:This group photograph was taken during a visit to the English Electric, Stafford Works by the Right Reverend A.S. Reeve, Bishop of Lichfield.

Left to right: unknown; unknown; Mr E.W. Peace; the Right Reverend A.S. Reeve, Bishop of Lichfield; Mr J.R. Sully, General Manager of Stafford Works; unknown; unknown; unknown.

They are pictured in front of a large stator in the Turbine Generator Division, in an area often known as '68 Bay’ which is located on the Lichfield Road Site near to the railway bridge which carries the A34 Lichfield Road over the West Coast main line. The Stafford factory was renowned for its electrical products including generators, transformers and switchgear.

Additional 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 this in turn 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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1900s
Millwrights at Siemens Bros. factory, Stafford
Millwrights at Siemens Bros. factory, Stafford

Millwrights with a saddle tank locomotive at Siemens Brothers Dynamo Works, Stafford ...

1930s
English Electric Co. Stafford and the Ministry of Supply
English Electric Co. Stafford and the Ministry of Supply

English Electric staff and Ministry of Supply personnel are pictured during a visit ...

1970s
Walter Glitheroe, Retirement Presentation, GEC Turbine Generators Ltd., Stafford
Walter Glitheroe, Retirement Presentation, GEC Turbine Generators Ltd., Stafford

This view was taken during the retirement presentation for Walter Glitheroe, Senior ...

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Creators: English Electric - Creator

Donor ref:FP10.03.87 (37/31833)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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