Document ReferenceBEL
TitleRecords of the Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Company, 1904-1948
Extent6 volumes
AbstractThe collection comprises directors' and shareholders' minute books of the Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Company, an electric power generation and supply company.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers subject to restrictions concerning personal information.
Admin HistoryThe Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Company was incorporated in 1902 under the Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Act (1902). The company's customer base lay in Leicestershire and Warwickshire. The Corporations of Leicester and Hinckley were among its larger customers. The firms of Balfour Beatty and Tramways Light and Power Company Ltd were early suppliers of power and infrastructure. The company supplied power generated by power stations in 'Avon' (presumably Newbold-on-Avon, Warwickshire), Hinckley (Leicestershire) and Warwick. 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, apparently retained by the East Midland Electricity Board, was given to The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in April 2000 by PowerGen.
DescriptionThe minute books are all signed. There are five directors' minute books covering 1911-1948 (BEL 1). 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 is also a signed shareholders' minute book covering 1904-1948 (BEL 2). It contains minutes of meetings to which shareholders were invited along with accompanying copies of accounts and notices of meetings.
MgtGroupBusiness records
MgtSubGroupPower, Electricity
ArrangementThe volumes have been sorted chronologically.
TermElectric power production - England - Leicestershire
Electric power production - England - Warwickshire
Electric power distribution - England - Leicestershire
Electric power distribution - England - Warwickshire
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.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA43PowerGen; electrical power company
NA48Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Company
NA48Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Company
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