GEC ALSTHOM Employees, Charity Sponsored Run

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Description:On a grey Autumn morning in 1989 employees from the adjacent site of GEC ALSTHOM'S Distribution Services Division and the Site Services Division are pictured gathering on the car park of Lloyd’s Bank, Hough Branch, before setting off on a sponsored charity run in aid of the BBC’s annual Children in Need Appeal.

Among those on the left are Karen Saunders, Debbie Honeyford, Unknown, Louise Sliwinski and Sharon Alldritt. In the centre is Bill Wright, Guy Seaton (back to camera) and on his right is Jason Jones. If you recognise anyone else in this view please contact us.

Additional information on the Lichfield Road site: The Stafford Works was renowned for its electrical equipment products including generators, transformers and switchgear. Siemens Brothers purchased land by the Lichfield Road in 1901 and built a 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).

During the Autumn of 2020 demolition of the former ‘Main Works’ (also known as Siemens Works) by the Lichfield Road and Queensville had begun and much of the site had been flattened by mid-November. However, separately, the nearby Transformer Works is still operational (April 2021) as part of the GE (General Electric) group.

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Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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