Document ReferenceBEM
TitleRecords of the Melton Mowbray Electric Light Company, 1899-1948
Extent5 volumes
AbstractThe collection comprises minute books of the Melton Mowbray Electric Light Company, an electric power generation and supply company.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers subject to restrictions concerning personal information.
Admin HistoryThe surviving minutes for the Melton Mowbray Electric Light Company begin on 15 September 1899, by which time the company was already registered. At the beginning of the following year, it was resolved to construct an electricity generating station on land at the north side of Mill Street in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The company supplied electricity for street lighting, and for domestic and commercial premises in the town and its immediate surrounding area. 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 contains only minute books, presumably retained by the East Midlands Electricity Board, and 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 four directors' minute books covering 1899-1948 (BEM 1). They record in detail financial, share holding and significant operational aspects of the company as well as lists of customers and cheques of payment received. The collection also contains a minute book of general (shareholders) meetings from 1900-1948 (BEM 2). Newspaper cuttings relating to the company have been pasted inside it.
MgtGroupBusiness records
MgtSubGroupPower, Electricity
ArrangementThe volumes in the collection are sorted chronologically.
TermElectric power production - England - Leicestershire
Electric power distribution - England - Leicestershire
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
NA49Melton Mowbray Electric Light Company
NA49Melton Mowbray Electric Light Company
PL42/Melton Mowbray/Leicestershire/England
PL42/Melton Mowbray/Leicestershire/England
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