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Agecroft Power Station

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1930. Metrovick 20,000 kW turbo-alternator set.
1956. Two-cylinder Metrovick sets installed in Agecroft Power Station.

The Agecroft power stations refers to a series of three now demolished coal-fired power stations, which were situated between the eastern bank of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal and the western bank of the River Irwell at Agecroft, Pendlebury, near Manchester, North West England. The stations operated between 1925 and 1993, and were demolished the following year. HM Prison Forest Bank has since been built on the site.[1]

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