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The north chimney under construction at Deptford Power Station.
|North chimney under construction.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2569|
|Description: The world's first truly modern power station, Deptford was built in 1889 by Sebastian de Ferranti, engineer to the London Electric Supply Corporation. Electricity was generated here and then sent a hitherto unheard of distance at 10,000 volts AC to supply central London. In due course, Ferranti's works were superseded by Deptford East and West power stations, a section of which is shown above. Operations finally ceased at Deptford in 1983.|
|Date: c. 1926|
|Credit line: Greenwich Local History Library collection.|