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Title: DC Generators - HLS01014

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Title

DC Generators - HLS01014

Description

Hebden Bridge Urban District Council Electricity Works, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge circa 1930. H. M. Sutcliffe was Engineer & Manager circa 1920-1948.

The new electricity works of Hebden Bridge District Council opened on 17th February 1904 at Valley Road, Hebden Bridge. These generators are described as ‘DC Generators’ which is quite surprising because after the Battle of the Currents – DC v AC (Direct Current v Alternating Current) in the 1880s, AC was generally adopted across Europe for mains supply. In 1947 the Electricity Act created the Yorkshire Electricity Board (YEB) although it wasn’t until 1958 that electricity was finally brought to Crimsworth Dean.

Creator

H Sutcliffe

Date

1930s

Rights

PHDA - Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Relation

Pennine Horizons Digital Archive

Identifier

HLS01014.tif

Citation

H Sutcliffe, “DC Generators - HLS01014,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed June 22, 2021, https://penninehorizons.org/items/show/6330.

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