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Aberdeen Electric Lighting: Route of Mains

Historic Documents
David Oswald
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A plan showing both the current electrical mains cabling from the Cotton Street generating station, in blue, and a significant proposed extension in red. Probable customers for the Corporation's electricity have been identified and are are marked on the plan with a red cross.

This plan dates from fairly early in the town's electrification. Aberdeen's first electrical works, at Cotton Street, had opened in 1894. This plan, that was lithographed by G. Cornwall & Sons, Aberdeen, is dated 24th March 1896.

Cotton Street functioned as the town's sole and main electricity works up until the construction of the larger Dee Village station, which formally opened March 1903.
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