RESEARCH MATERIALS GIFTED TO LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES(LMA) REFERENCE: LYONS, NEVILLE LMA/4803

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Introduction

Dates 2006 – 2018

Extent 0.08 linear metres of paper records; 1.2gb of digital records

Administrative History:

Neville Lyons served for over 30 years in the Royal Corps of Signals, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. After leaving the armed forces, Mr Lyons was a senior executive in both UK and International Trade Associations covering electronic components manufacturers until finally retiring in 1997. 

Sir Joseph Lyons, co-founder of J Lyons & Co, was a cousin of Neville Lyons’s grandfather. The family relationship encouraged Mr Lyons to research into the history of the Company and its many innovative activities. This research started in 2007 and as a result Mr Lyons developed a series of illustrated talks for the general public, covering the story of Joe Lyons, the Lyons teashop lithographs and LEO, the Lyons Electronic Office.

Arrangement:

Arranged as follows:

LMA/4803/01 ADMINISTRATION

LMA/4803/02 TALKS AND RESEARCH NOTES

LMA/4803/03 EXHIBITIONS

LMA/4803/04 LEO COMPUTERS

LMA/4803/05 AUDIO/VISUAL

Scope:          

Papers of Neville Lyons concerning the history of J Lyons and Company Limited and its achievements, including illustrated talk presentations with scripts; publicity for talks and other events; research notes and correspondence; and media recordings. The collection is predominantly digital, but includes some hard copy publicity material and an article by Neville Lyons on the LEO computer published in the Journal of the Royal Signals Institution.

PLEASE NOTE: Materials may not be published by a third party without permission from the donor during his lifetime.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: The records were gifted in 2016 and 2018. Accession references: B16/078 and B18/02

Copyright:            City of London

PLEASE NOTE: Materials may not be published by a third party without permission from the donor during his lifetime.