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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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Keywords:1927, 1980, bolton, electricity, engineering, farnworth, kearsley power station, lancashire electric power company, parshall, ringley, river irwell, rivers, salford, tottman

HRS 3964 Kearsley Power Station, view along length of turbine hall 1960s

HRS 3964 Kearsley Power Station, view along length of turbine hall 1960s

HRS 3948 Kearsley Power Station, bulldozer 1960s

HRS 3948 Kearsley Power Station, bulldozer 1960s

HRS 3947 Kearsley Power Station, boiler hall 1950s

HRS 3947 Kearsley Power Station, boiler hall 1950s

HRS 3949 Kearsley Power station, electric shunter in bay 1950s

HRS 3949 Kearsley Power station, electric shunter in bay  1950s

HRS 3950 Kearsley Power station, electric shunters 1950s

HRS 3950 Kearsley Power station, electric shunters 1950s

HRS 3951 Kearsley Power station, men at turbine 1950s

HRS 3951 Kearsley Power station, men at turbine 1950s

HRS 3952 Kearsley Power Station, from Ringley

HRS 3952 Kearsley Power Station, from Ringley

HRS 3953 Kearsley Power Station, turbine hall c1950s

HRS 3953 Kearsley Power Station,  turbine hall c1950s

HRS 3954 Kearsley Power Station, aerial view c1960s

HRS 3954 Kearsley Power Station, aerial view c1960s

HRS 3955 Kearsley Power Station, aerial view turbine halls c1960s

HRS 3955 Kearsley Power Station, aerial view turbine halls c1960s

HRS 3956 Kearsley Power Station, cat and goose 1950s

HRS 3956 Kearsley Power Station, cat and goose 1950s

HRS 3957 Kearsley Power Station, Christmas c1950s

HRS 3957 Kearsley Power Station, Christmas c1950s

HRS 3958 Kearsley Power Station, Commeration plaque for 2nd phase 1936

HRS 3958 Kearsley Power Station,  Commeration plaque for 2nd phase 1936

HRS 3959 Kearsley Power Station, possibly Home Guard

HRS 3959 Kearsley Power Station,  possibly Home Guard

HRS 3960 Kearsley Power Station, main boiler room 1970s

HRS 3960 Kearsley Power Station,  main boiler room 1970s

HRS 3961 Kearsley Power Station, penstock c1950s

HRS 3961 Kearsley Power Station, penstock c1950s

HRS 3962 Kearsley Power Station, turbine exhaust end 1960s

HRS 3962 Kearsley Power Station,  turbine exhaust end 1960s

HRS 3963 Kearsley Power Station, turbo-generator set 1960s

HRS 3963 Kearsley Power Station,  turbo-generator set 1960s

HRS 677 Kearsley Power Station 1969

HRS 677 Kearsley Power Station 1969