Histelec Articles (this page) are longer pieces of research and writing on specific topics.

They are published as Supplements to the Society’s magazine Histelec News which is published approximately three times a year. It contains reports of events and visits, members’ news, and short items of industrial or historic interest.

Histelec Articles

Supplement 64 – TWO GENERATIONS IN THE ESI
Supplement 63 – SOLVING ELECTRICAL NETWORKS
Supplement 62 – WESTON-SUPER-MARE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
Supplement 61 – SWEB’S COMMERCIAL SUCCESS
Supplement 60 – HOOVER DAM
Supplement 59 – SIR JOHN AMBROSE FLEMING
Supplement 58 – CHINA’S THREE GORGES DAM HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT
Supplement 57 – SWEB PRIVATISATION
Supplement 56 – A RUSSIAN ADVENTURE
Supplement 55 – HALCYON DAYS – STUDENT MEMORIES
Supplement 54 – SWEB CENTRAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE (CAO)
Supplement 53 – BRIDPORT ELECTRICAL GENERATION AND SUPPLY
Supplement 52 – JAMES CLERK MAXWELL – A SHORT BIOGRAPHY
Supplement 51 – NUCLEAR GENERATION – HISTORY AND FUTURE
Supplement 50 – LORD TOMBS AND POWER POLITICS
Supplement 49 – TORQUAY IN 1898
Supplement 48 – ISLES OF SCILLY ELECTRIFICATION
Supplement 47 – SILVANUS P. THOMPSON 1851-1916
Supplement 46 – GEOTHERMAL ELECTRICITY
Supplement 45 – BATH FLOOD REPORT – DECEMBER 1960
Supplement 44 – A BRIEF HISTORY OF ELECTRIC LIGHTING
Supplement 43 – THE LONDON UNDERGROUND AND ITS ELECTRIFICATION
Supplement 42 – BRISTOL TRAMWAYS POWER STATIONS 1895 -1941 PART II
Supplement 41(1) – HISTORY OF THE ELECTRICITY COUNCIL PART I
Supplement 41(2) – HISTORY OF THE ELECTRICITY COUNCIL PART II
Supplement 40 – EARLY HISTORY OF EDMUNDSON’S & CORNWALL ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
Supplement 39 – A HISTORY OF HORSTMANN CONTROLS
Supplement 38 – LORD KELVIN 1824 – 1907
Supplement 37 – EXETER BLITZ AND OTHER WWII STORIES
Supplement 36 – WATER POWER & SEVERN BARRAGE REVIEW
Supplement 35 – ELECTRICITY IN THE BRISTOL BLITZ
Supplement 34 – ELECTRIC INSTALLATIONS FOR LIGHTING AND POWER ON THE MIDLAND RAILWAY
Supplement 32 – ELECTRICITY IN BATH 1890 – 1974 PART IIA
Supplement 33 – ELECTRICITY IN BATH 1890 – 1974 PART IIB
Supplement 31 – ELECTRICITY IN BATH 1890 – 1974 PART I
Supplement 30 – BRISTOL TRAMWAYS POWER STATIONS 1895 –1941 PART 1
Supplement 29 – NIKOLA TESLA – THE ELECTRICAL GENIUS
Supplement 28 – SOUTH WESTERN ELECTRICITY BOARD CHRONOLOGY 1948 – 1990
Supplement 27 – THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW BY GLYN ENGLAND
Supplement 26 – WEST OF ENGLAND ELECTRICITY
Supplement 25 – FERRANTI’S DEPTFORD POWER STATION
Supplement 24 – ELECTRIC LYME
Supplement 23(1) – ELECTRICITY IN CORNWALL – PART 2 – CORNWALL ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
Supplement 23(2) – ELECTRICITY IN CORNWALL – PART 2 – APPENDIX 2 – HAYLE GENERATING STATION
Supplement 23(3) – ELECTRICITY IN CORNWALL – PART 2 – APPENDIX 3 – AREAS NEVER SUPPLIED BY CORNWALL ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY
Supplement 22(1) – ELECTRICITY IN CORNWALL – PART 1 – APPENDIX 1 – CARN BREA GENERATING STATION – 1902
Supplement 22(2) – ELECTRICITY IN CORNWALL – PART 1 – CAMBORNE & REDRUTH TRAMWAY
Supplement 21(1) – PRINCETOWN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
Supplement 21(2) – SEEBOARD EXPERIENCES
Supplement 20 – MASSINGHAM FAMILY IN THE BRISTOL AREA
Supplement 19 – ARC LIGHTING IN TAUNTON
Supplement 18 – BIDEFORD GAZETTE 1938 – BIDEFORD COMPANY’S SIXTEEN PROGRSSIVE YEARS
Supplement 17(1) – THE STORY OF SWEB’S RURAL ELECTRIFICATION
Supplement 17(2) – THE STORY OF SWEB’S RURAL ELECTRIFICATION – APPENDICES
Supplement 17(3) – THE STORY OF SWEB’S RURAL ELECTRIFICATION – DIAGRAMS
Supplement 16 – BLETCHLEY PARK CODE BREAKING
Supplement 15 – CHRISTY BROTHERS IN THE SOUTH WEST
Supplement 14 – SIR HUMPHRY DAVY OF PENZANCE – MAN OF MANY CONNECTIONS
Supplement 13 – SWEB’S POCKET POWER STATIONS
Supplement 12 – THE CENTENARY OF PLYMOUTH ELECTRICITY
Supplement 11 – WILLIAM MURDOCK : CORNWALL’S GAS PIONEER
Supplement 10 – RICHARD TREVITHICK : CORNWALL’S PIONEER OF STEAM
Supplement 9 – THE 35 YEAR STORY OF SWEB HELICOPTER UNIT
Supplement 8(1) – EDISON
Supplement 8(2) – A VISIT TO BLAGDON “B” IN 1953
Supplement 7 – TRANSATLANTIC CABLES
Supplement 6 – ELECTRIC ARC LAMPS IN BRISTOL
Supplement 5 – HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEMES IN MINES IN WEST DEVON AND EAST CORNWALL
Supplement 4 – ELECTRIFYING THE WEST 1930
Supplement 3 – MARCONI – THE FATHER OF RADIO
Supplement 2 – PLYMPTON ST. MARY R.D.C. UNDERTAKING
Supplement 1 – THE ELECTRICITY WORKS – LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH