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Battersea Power Station 10/2015

Otchie

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Went with SK, Miss_anthrope and one non member

Everyone knows the history but a quick copy and paste from Battersea.org

The proposal to site a large power station on the south bank of the River Thames at Battersea in 1927 caused a storm of protest that raged for years. Questions were raised in Parliament about pollution which might harm the paintings in the nearby Tate Gallery and the parks and "noble buildings of London".

Now Battersea Power Station is one of the best loved landmarks after serving London with electricity for 50 years.

In the UK during the 1920s electricity was supplied by numerous private companies who built small power stations for individual industries with some of the surplus power generated going to the public supply. There was a bewildering variety of incompatible systems, high cost and jealous competition between the numerous companies. This chaotic situation caused Parliament to decree that electricity generation should be a single unified system under public ownership.It was to be another 30 years before the electricity supply was nationalised.

In the interim the formation of the London Power Company was a response by private owners to delay the imposition of public ownership. Set up in 1925 it took up Parliaments recommendation that electricity generation should be in fewer, larger power stations. This led directly to the building of the first super station, to produce 400,000 kilowatts, in Battersea.

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott was commissioned to design the building. His other buildings include Liverpool Cathedral, Bankside Power Station, Waterloo Bridge and the classic red telephone box.

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9.  Just a mess around photo to see what it looks like and if people like it!!!!!!



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thanks for looking guys hope you enjoy it

 
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Exellent report there never tire of looking at photos from here.

 

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What a place! Very cool, I like the black and white shots as well

 

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What a place! Very cool, I like the black and white shots as well

Thank you Conrad, yea it is a good place just a bit gutted that i did see the other control room its gold not sliver might have to go back and do it some day :)

 

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Liking that mate, glad you got in and out ok with no dramas. Shot number 2 is all teeny weeny for some reason, perhaps the wrong size flickr code?

 

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Lovely set that mate and i like the edit of pic 9 (y)

Cheers for posting :)

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Lovely set that mate and i like the edit of pic 9 (y)

Cheers for posting :)

:comp

Cheers Hamtagger, yea i like pic 9 too it was just a mess around on paintshop but might throw some in now and then.....

 
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