20th April 2016

Kingston’s power stations

The tall chimneys of Kingston’s power stations were a significant landmark since the construction of the original plant in 1893. After a brief and non-technical outline of how power stations work, David will provide a brief outline of the history of the two power stations that were built beside the river near Canbury Gardens.

David will show how the steady growth of demand for electrical power resulted in the original plant becoming unable to cope and how plans for the second power station were developed in the 1930s. David will describe the technology used in this second power station and the, then revolutionary, steps taken to minimise pollution.