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Portsmouth power station in Old Portsmouth shortly before its demolition in 1983
Portsmouth power station in Old Portsmouth shortly before its demolition in 1983
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Portsmouth power station, located in Old Portsmouth near the Camber, was demolished in 1983.

It originated in the council’s decision in 1889 to supply electricity to the city’s ever-increasing population and generating began on June 6, 1894.

The station was bombed on January 10, 1941 and nationalised in 1948.