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Canning Town Generating Station cooling towers.

Canning Town Generating Station cooling towers.
Canning Town Generating Station cooling towers.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H1787
Description: Canning Town Generating Station was built in 1903. It originally used huge ponds to cool the large ammount of super-heated water that was a by-product of the electricity generating process. The pools at Canning Town were later replaced by two natural draught towers, each of which was 280 feet (85m) high. These were eventually demolished in 1984.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c. 1980
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection.
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