Building    From 28/6/1897 

Shoreditch Electricity Generating Station and Refuse Destructor

Categories: Industry

An early purpose-built undertaking to generate electricity from steam created by burning rubbish.
From Geograph: " The generated electricity powered street lights and some adjacent washhouses, since demolished. At its most efficient it consumed about 10 tons of rubbish per day."

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Shoreditch Electricity Generating Station and Refuse Destructor

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Shoreditch Electricity Station

Inaugurated by Lord Kelvin.

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Albert Grant

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William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme

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1 memorial
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