Welcome to our new website and to the Western Power Electricity Historical Society, the home of electricity history in England and Wales.

As you can see from the new logo above, we have recently changed our name from “South Western Electricity Historical Society” to “Western Power Electricity Historical Society” to reflect our wider geographical interests and to recognise the considerable support given to us by Western Power Distribution. We are adding content to the new website each week.

Museum of Electricity, Cairns Road, Bristol - artefacts from electricity history

Museum of Electricity, Cairns Road, Bristol

A small part of our archives of regional and national electricity history

A small part of our historic archives

Apart from this Home Page, the following facilities are currently available on the new website:

Later we aim to add pages on Society Publications, Renewable Energy, Days Out etc.

Please come and visit to to research your favourite historical aspects – for example, you may be interested in old technology, transport or the social aspects of electricity. Our collection of old photos or films and electricity history archives documents more than a century of the history of electricity.