Portsmouth's giant power station, picture special | Nostalgia
On Sunday, March 20, 1977, the Central Electricity Generating Board disconnected Portsmouth's contribution to the National Grid, ending 83 years of electricity generation.
It was at a meeting of the town council in November 1889 that the first steps towards generating electricity were taken with the appointment of a lighting committee.
So Portsmouth became the first municipal corporation to establish its own turbo-alternator generating system.
To see more pictures of the building which dominated the city’s skyline long before The Spinnaker Tower, click here.
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