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Westminster Electric Supply Co

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1910. Horseferry road power station.

Westminster Electric Supply Corporation.

1891 Was distributing electricity to consumers using the d.c. system with accumulators at 200V from 3 generating stations in Millbank St, Westminster, Eccleston Place SW and Davies St, W[1]

1897 St. James's and Pall Mall Electric Light Co and Westminster Electric Supply Co formed the Central Electric Supply Co[2]

1909 One of 5 companies in London that the London County Council proposed to acquire[3]

1913 Six London companies placed a large advert about potential uses of electricity in the home and office - in the drawing room, in the dining room, in the bedroom, for cooking and for vacuum cleaning[4]

1920 One of 9 London electricity supply companies who formed London Electricity Joint Committee (1920) in opposition to the schemes proposed by the Electricity Commissioners for London

1923 The Horseferry Rd, Westminster generation station and main transmission lines were acquired by London Electricity Joint Committee[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 19, 1891
  2. The Times, Apr 12, 1921
  3. The London Gazette 19 November 1909
  4. The Times, Dec 01, 1913
  5. The Times, Nov 26, 1926