Held AtGloucestershire Archives
Alt Ref NoD8347
TitleDowty Group of Cheltenham, engineers
Description*Administrative records of the Group, its predecessor, subsidiary and related companies, including minutes, accounts, patents, property records, personnel files and publicity material, 1932-2001; annual reports and accounts, 1976-1998; internal staff magazines, 1961-1999; publicity material, 1952-2001; various Dowty logos, undated (on board); "Rotol... 1943" photograph album 1943; photographs of Arle Court site, mining equipment, landing gear, propellers, and other Dowty products, machinery, equipment and staff; certificates and documents recording name changes from' Dowty Equipment Limited' to 'Dowty Rotol Limited', 1960, and then to 'Dowty Aerospace Gloucester Limited', 1990-1991; Directory of Directors, 1990-1994; Memorandum and Articles of Association of 'Dowty Aerospace Gloucester Limited', 1990; glass lantern slides of landing gear, c.1955; *photograph album commemorating jubilee fun day held at Staverton on 10 September 1977 to celebrate the firm's silver jubilee and that of Queen Elizabeth II; Technical Specifications for Messier equipment on Bristol Type 175 Aircraft Series 100; for H.P. Victor Nose Flaps; on Bristol Type 175 Aircraft (long bodied versions); on Bristol Type 200 Aircraft; on Bristol Type 188 Aircraft; on Percival P.84 Aircraft, c.1957; typed autobiography of Sir George Dowty, 1975
NotesAccessions 10613, 10936, 11112, 11589, 11804, 13988, 14881, 14887, 14888, 14944.1, 14959, 14975, 15031, 15037, 15050, 15084, 15124, 15210, 15211, 15259, 15254.2 and 15265.1 are uncatalogued
Custodial HistoryDeposited by the Dowty Group; accessions 9058 and 10567 given by Mr A E Ashton, head of the Group Property Department; accession 13988 deposited by SAFRAN Messier-Dowty via Sarah Qureshi; accession 14944.1 given by Geoff North on behalf of the estate of Elaine North, 4 February 2019; accession 14959 given by John Roberts, 14 February 2019; accession 14975 given by John Herring, 25 February 2019; accession 15031 given by Cath Wain, 15 April 2019; accession 15037 given by Graham Lindsay, 25 April 2019; accessions 15050, 15084 and 15254.2 given by the estate of Elaine North, 10 May and 9 July 2019 and 24 January 2020; accession 15124 given by Mr George Dowty, 28 August 2019; accession 15265.1 given by David Hailes, 31 January 2020
Related Material[See also D6327; D7233; D9104; D9293]
Access Conditions* denotes that this collection contains some uncatalogued records - please give us at least one week's notice of your visit if you would like to look at this material
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