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Insight into the East Midlands Electricity Board (EMEB)

  We recently received a number of photographs and slides from the family of Roy Briggs, who was a member of the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE), and subsequently the IET, until his death in 2017. These images, likely taken... Continue Reading →

Yorkshire Electric Power Company (1901-1948)

The Yorkshire Electric Power Company (YEPC) was incorporated 26th July 1901 by an Act of Parliament promoted by a number of Yorkshire manufacturers. It was a supplier created at a time when the known uses of electricity for power purposes... Continue Reading →

IEE Student Summer Tour to Germany, 1934

The IET Archives has just completed the digitization of a photograph album that records the summer visit of a group of 27 Institution of Electrical Engineer (IEE) student members to Germany. This was a visit led by F J Tompsett... Continue Reading →

Farms and Rural Electrification

The IET Archives recently received a donation of reports and papers related to the work of the Electrical Research Association (ERA) at its Rural Electrification Section in the 1950s and 1960s. The photograph above from this collection shows a member... Continue Reading →

John T Irwin Papers

The IET Archives has just completed the cataloguing of a collection called the ‘John T Irwin papers’. Irwin, shown in the image above, was a prolific inventor of electrical instruments and had several careers. Firstly as an instructor and lecturer... Continue Reading →

The papers of R A W Connor: power generation and supply

The IET archives has recently completed the cataloguing of a collection of papers belonging to Raymond Arthur W Connor, an electrical engineer who spent most of his working life at the Eastern Electricity Board. Connor is depicted in the image... Continue Reading →

The Papers of Glyn England – Chairman of the CEGB 1976-1982

In 2015 the IET Archives received a donation of papers concerning the British electricity and power markets in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The papers were the personal records whilst in office of Glyn England, the Central Electricity Generating... Continue Reading →

UK Electricity Supply Industry Papers Covering the Period up to Privatisation in 1990

A collection of papers authored by Ray W Orson, and covering a significant period of change in the UK’s Electricity Supply Industry (ESI), has recently been donated to the IET Archives. Ray W Orson CBE sat on The Electricity Council,... Continue Reading →

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