Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Nelson Power Station

From Graces Guide

The power station was built by Nelson Corporation and first supplied electricity in 1892.

1903 the power station supplied electric current to Nelson Corporation Tramways.

Further equipment was added to meet the rising demand for electricity; by the 1920s it had a generating capacity of 6.4MW.

1928 Nelson power station became a 'selected' station in the North West England and North Wales Electricity Scheme. The Central Electricity Board imposed restrictions on the working and use of the station.

1948 nationalised.

c.1960 Nelson power station was decommissioned

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