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Shoreditch Electricity Station Shoreditch Electricity Station

Plaque: Shoreditch Electricity Station

Erection date: 28/6/1897

Inscription

London Borough of Hackney
Shoreditch Electricity Generating Station and Refuse Destructor
Inaugurated 28 June 1897 by the Shoreditch Vestry, precursor of Shoreditch Borough Council, an early purpose-built undertaking to generate electricity from steam created by burning rubbish.

Inaugurated by Lord Kelvin.

Site: Shoreditch Electricity Station (1 memorial)

N1, Coronet Street

{Above the entrance:}
E, pulvere, lux, et, vis {Light and Power from Dust}
1896
Vestry of St Leonard Shoreditch Electric Light Station

Discovering London has a short article about this enterrprise with a photo of The Dust Destructor being fueled.

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Shoreditch Electricity Station

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Shoreditch Electricity Generating Station and Refuse Destructor

An early purpose-built undertaking to generate electricity from steam created...

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Shoreditch Electricity Station

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Hackney Council

Shoreditch Borough Council took over Shoreditch Vestry and was itself taken o...

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Lord Kelvin

Mathematical physicist and engineer. Born Belfast. His family moved to Glasgo...

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