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Yorkshire Electric Power Company (1901-1948)

The Yorkshire Electric Power Company (YEPC) was incorporated 26th July 1901 by an Act of Parliament promoted by a number of Yorkshire manufacturers. It was a supplier created at a time when the known uses of electricity for power purposes... Continue Reading →

Clifford Rees Webb and the Shanghai Power Company, China, in the 1930s

The above photograph shows the offices and switch house of the Shanghai Power Company, and is one of many photographs showing the company’s power station, company facilities, the Shanghai area, and electricity infrastructure in the surrounding area that can be... Continue Reading →

Islington Power Station – Shift Engineers’ Memo Book 1907-1921

We have just received a donation of a ‘shift engineer’s memo book’, originally used in the Islington Power Station at Eden Grove in the early 1900s. This wonderful donation has been made by RWE Generation UK plc and was handed... Continue Reading →

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