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Bradford Electric Light Station

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1897.

1883 Bradford was the first municipal authority to receive a Provisional Order to generate electricity (for lighting)

1887 J. N. Shoolbred drew up plans for the Corporation

1889 The generating station was opened in Bolton Road; it supplied dc at 115 volts; equipment was supplied by Siemens Brothers and Co

1890 Further equipment was added to enable expansion of the service hours

1897 A new station was opened, again equipped with Willans engines and Siemens dynamos; A. H. Gibbings was chief engineer to the Corporation.

presumably later referred to as Bradford Power Station

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Sources of Information

  • [1] The early days of the power station industry.