This generator plate was recovered from a trench close to the location of an anti-aircraft battery from the early years of the Second World War.
The generator plate may have come from a searchlight or other item of equipment associated with this military presence.
The lettering on the manufacturer’s plate reads:
Generator Set; 15 KVA; W.D. No. B237; R.A. Lister and
Co Ltd.; Year 1939.
R.A. Lister and Co Ltd were a local Gloucestershire company, based in Dursley, who focused on War Department production of petrol and diesel engines.
Other information & metadata
Site location: Birdlip, Gloucestershire
Project type: Evaluation
Site type: Multiperiod
Discovery context: Trench