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TitleRecords of the Rushden and District Electric Supply Company Limited, 1945-1948
Date1945-1948
Extent3 volumes
AbstractThe records comprise minutes of meetings of the Rushden and District Electric Supply Company Limited.
LevelFonds
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe origins of the Rushden and District Electric Supply Company Limited are not clear but its thirty-third annual general meeting was held in 1945, suggesting a start date of about 1911. The company was closely associated with the Northampton Electric Light and Power Company Limited and the Wellingborough Electric Supply Company Limited. In the 1940s, a number of the same directors sat on the boards of these companies, and meetings were held on the same day at the Northampton firm's offices. The company supplied electricity to Rushden in Northamptonshire and its 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 consisting only of minute books, retained by 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 book of board and general meetings, March 1945-April 1947 (BER 1).

Signed minute book of board meetings, April 1947-March 1948 (BER 2).

Signed minute book of general meetings, March 1947-March 1948 (BER 3).

The minute books record briefly the activities, finance and share ownership of the company. Very little detail about the operational activity of the company is included. This series of minute books is far from complete. If earlier volumes survive, their location has not been ascertained.
MgtGroupBusiness records
MgtSubGroupPower, Electricity
ArrangementThe minute books have been sorted chronologically.
LanguageEnglish
TermElectric power production - England - Northamptonshire
Electric power distribution - England - Northamptonshire
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the minute books. 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.
ConditionGood.

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA43PowerGen; electrical power company
NA52Rushden and District Electric Supply Company Limited
NA52Rushden and District Electric Supply Company Limited
Places
CodeSet
PL47/Rushden/Northamptonshire/England
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