This web site has been constructed by John Simpson. It is about the
people who have worked at Severn Trent Water.
Photographs cover the period 1968 to present, and mainly show past and
present staff, mainly of the Derby Offices, of Severn Trent Water. (It
was where I was based) Photos prior to 1974 are either from the Ilkeston
office or Tenant Street of the South Derbyshire Water Board. Tenant
Street also was the Office of the Derby Corporation Water Department.
In 1974 Vernon Street Offices were used for the HQ of the newly formed
Derwent Reclamation Division.(They managed the Sewage Works) Vernon
Street was used by other departments from 1976 onwards to about 1980
when it was sold and all staff accommodated at Raynesway. Vernon Street
is off Friar Gate and the Offices used were Georgian Town houses: numbers
9 and 12 which were situated almost opposite each other. Otherwise the
majority of photos are sourced in and around the Raynesway Offices of
the Severn Trent Water Authority - later to drop the "Authority" to
become Ltd and PLC.
In the early days we were called Derwent Division, then Northern Division
and finally Derby District. What it is now - I don't know - a collection
of people - a call centre who knows what!
Where possible the location, the people, the date and source of the
photos are named.
Please report any factual errors to the author using the e-mail link at the top of the page. I would be happy to hear
from ex-colleagues and any contributions to the site (photos) would be welcome. Higher quality images suitable for printing can be obtained
by contacting me via the e-mail link. All photos can be put onto CD.
Please help me with names I have forgotten. These are generally designated
as "dk" - don't know. It will be nice to hear from you.
I hope that you enjoyed looking at the site.
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