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.

Bow Power Station

From Graces Guide

1900 The Gatti's company, Charing Cross and Strand Electricity Supply Co, acquired Parliamentary powers to produce and supply electricity from a new generating station on land at Stratford, which was called Bow. The station operated on the AC system; six substations were established including those at Fenchurch St. in the City and St. Martins Lane in the West End.

1925 One of four stations (others being Deptford East, Acton Lane Power Station and St John's Wood) which continued in operation following the formation of the London and Home Counties Joint Electricity Authority in 1925; many other, smaller stations in central London were closed.

1925 The company was amalgamated with nine other generating companies in the London Power Co; Bow became one of the stations on which the company focussed its attention for expansion.

Bow power station was rebuilt and re-equipped several times.

1948 Upon nationalisation of the electricity industry ownership of Bow power station was transferred to the British Electricity Authority, and finally to the Central Electricity Generating Board

1969 Bow power station closed and was subsequently demolished

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