Document ReferenceBEDN
TitleRecords of The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Company, 1901-1948
Extent10 volumes in 6 boxes
AbstractThe collection comprises minute books recording proceedings of meetings of directors and shareholders of The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Company, an electric power generation and supply company.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers subject to restrictions concerning personal information.
Admin HistoryThe Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Company was incorporated in 1901 following the passing of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Act (1901, I Edward VII, Ch. CXXI). The company was indemnified by The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Syndicate. Much of the company's administration took place in offices in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

The company generated and supplied electricity to customers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The Ilkeston Corporation and the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Tramway Company were among its early customers. A power station was constructed next to the Manners Colliery at Ilkeston but coal was bought in from a number of different collieries in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Another power station at Spondon in Derbyshire was constructed some time later. By the 1940s, the company had a monopoly in the two counties. The company was nationalised with the rest of the electric power industry in 1948 and its activities were taken over by the East Midlands Electricity Board.
Custodial HistoryThe fate of the bulk of the company's archive is not known. The present collection consisting only of minute books, which survived in the records of the East Midlands Electricity Board, was given to The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in April 2000 by PowerGen.
DescriptionThe collection comprises signed minute books. There are seven directors' minute books (BEDN 1) covering 1901-1948. They record the proceedings of the meetings of the company's board of directors. The early books concentrate on the financial and share aspects of the company while the later volumes offer more detail on the company's power generation and supply activities.

There are also two shareholders minute books covering 1908-1948 (BEDN 2). They contain minutes of meetings to which shareholders were invited to attend along with accompanying copies of accounts, lists of shareholders and notices of meetings.
MgtGroupBusiness records
MgtSubGroupPower, Electricity
ArrangementThe collection has been divided into two series by document type and within these series, items have been arranged chronologically.
TermElectric power production - England - Derbyshire
Electric power production - England - Nottinghamshire
Electric power distribution - England - Derbyshire
Electric power distribution - England - Nottinghamshire
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialDerbyshire Record Office: financial files, contracts, correspondence and agreements of The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Company, 1902-1948

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA43PowerGen; electrical power company
NA45Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Company
NA45Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Company
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