Alstom, Lichfield Road, Stafford

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Date:1999

Description:Pictured at a Retirement and Long Service Reception at the New Hough are employees of ALSTOM Transmission and Distribution Projects Ltd (known as TDPL or Tadpole by employees), later known as Alstom Power Electronics Systems, which was based on the Lichfield Road site and subsequently on the St Leonard's site in Stafford.

Left to right: Neil Garratt, Phil Ravenscroft, Bob Elliott, Bjarn Andersen, Mike Bowden, Norma Bromley, Bill Fox, John Maskery, Denis Green, Geoff Moore.

The New Hough was built in 1907 and was the residence of the Manager of the adjacent Siemens factory and offices. When English Electric established its Headquarters in Stafford, Lord Nelson lived in the New Hough and important customers, guests and visitors stayed there. During GEC and later Alstom's ownership, the New Hough continued to keep its own staff with a housekeeper, part-time chef, cleaner and gardener. The housekeeper had a separate apartment of several rooms and a sewing room in the roof top story of the house. The garden was very large with formal borders, hedges, and lawns; there was also a croquet lawn and a tennis court with their own pavilions and a large vegetable garden. Along with many other changes to the Lichfield Road Site, the New Hough closed and the contents were sold by Auction on Saturday 20 July 2002. During the redevelopment of the Site the New Hough was stripped of the wood panelling in the hall, stairs and landing and the staircase removed. All the ground floors rooms were knocked into one large area. The New Hough opened November 2007 as a Frankie and Benny’s New York American Diner/Restaurant.


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1940s
Packing Dept., English Electric Co., Stafford
Packing Dept., English Electric Co., Stafford

Packing meters on the Lichfield Road (Main Works) site in Stafford. In the 1960s ...

1960s
English Electric Co., Stafford
English Electric Co., Stafford

Pictured are Craft, Technician and Student Apprentices receiving their practical ...

1980s
GEC, Lichfield Road, Stafford
GEC, Lichfield Road, Stafford

This image is taken from a GEC Turbine Generators Limited (Generator Division) Sales ...

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Creators: Mr Bill Fox - Contributor

Donor ref:BM-BF-03a (192/28020)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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