No! Not being demolished. A new extension to Portsmouth power station, Old Portsmouth, under construction, 1949.
Picture: Simmons Aerofilms/Mike Nolan Collection
No! Not being demolished. A new extension to Portsmouth power station, Old Portsmouth, under construction, 1949. Picture: Simmons Aerofilms/Mike Nolan Collection

When Portsmouth had its own power station

Today we remember the power station that stood tall for more than 80 years in Old Portsmouth.

By Deborah Croker
Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 6:18 pm

The shell of the building was created in 1894 but in 1977 the Central Electricity Generating Board cut off Portsmouth's contribution to the National Grid.

This ended Portsmouth’s 83 years of generating electricity.

The images aren’t all News copyright images, some have been sent into us and have appeared in The News over the years.

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