South Western Electricity Historical Society

Index to Archives

Contact the Archivist (***LINK NEEDED***) if you have a query concerning historical facts or archival content.

The contents of the SWEHS Archives at Cairns Road. Books, Folders, Box Files, Files and documents are listed and located in the following indices togethr with Films and Videos also held. Clicking on the button takes you to the relevant Index page.

Master Records of Electricity Supply Undertakings Before 1948

Undertakings – Axminster to Colyton in alphabetic order.

Undertakings – Cornwall to Ilfracombe

Undertakings – Illogan to Portishead

Undertakings – Redruth to Truro

Undertakings – Warmley to Yeovil

Sub-Records of Electricity Supply Undertakings and others

Undertakings – Bridgwater, Bridport, Christy Brothers, Cornwall and Dartmouth

Undertaking – Bristol Corporation Electricity Department (BCED)

Undertakings – Devon Hydro-Electric Generation, Devonport Dockyard, Edmundsons, Exeter Corporation, Ilfracombe and Lyme Regis

Undertakings – Minehead, North Somerset, Plymouth Corporation, Salcombe, Taunton Corporation, Teignmouth and Torquay Corporation

Undertakings – Wellington, West Devon, West of England, Weston-Super-Mare; also Miscellaneous Tariffs for the South West and the Electrical Association For Women in the South West

Various External – Unclassified, BEA,CEA & Electricity Council, Transmission, Generation and Renewable Energy Sources

Domestic Appliance History, Commercial/Sales Leaflets and Other Publicity Material,

Post 1948 Records

SWEB Head Office

SWEB Locations – Sub-Areas, Districts etc,.



Photograph Albums

Pre Nationalisation 1948

Post Nationalisation 1948 – SWEB

Post Nationalisation 1948 – SWEB-CCD & CEGB


South West Electricity Films

South Wales Electricity Films


Video Tapes 1

Video Tapes 2

Video Tapes 3