Coal-fired power stations were constructed to meet the growing demand for electricity in the 1st quarter of the 20th century. Kearsley in the Irwell Valley was ideally positioned to generate and supply, and receive coal for its boilers from local pits. It was designed in 1927 by Dr HF Parshall for the Lancashire Electric Power Company, closing in 1980. The Lancashire Electric Power Company built its 1st station at Radcliffe, its 2nd at Padiham and its 3rd at Kearsley.
(KH I had relations who worked at Kearsley Power Station and I visited it on many occasions. The photos were donated to me for a project by the Station Manager.)
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