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Ryde Power Station

Ryde Power Station in Bennett Street
Ryde Power Station building in Bennett Street

Originally built as The Vectis Physical Recreation Courts by R. Barrow in 1889, the premises in Bennett Street were converted into a power station for Ryde and Seaview by the IW Electric Light Company and opened in October 1903.

Gas was produced on site using anthracite and the gas was then used to drive gas engines connected to dynamos.

See also: Ryde  -  Electricity Supply

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