Joseph Swan (1828 -1914)
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Joseph Swan (1828 -1914)
- Overview About Joseph Swan Joseph Swan was born in Bishopwearmouth on 31st October 1828. He was a physicist, chemist and inventor. He became a partner in Mawson, Swan and Morgan ...
Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931)
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Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931)
- Overview About Charles Parsons Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931), British engineer, inventor of the steam turbine Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, (13 June 1854 – 11 February 1931), the son of a ...
Electricity in Service Exhibition, Newcastle, 1924
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Electricity in Service Exhibition, Newcastle, 1924
- The 'Electricity in Service Exhibition' at Newcastle ran from 3-20 December, 1924. The exhibition centred on the 'The Electric House'. This included electric fires, electric lighting, and new electric domestic ...
Dunston Power Station
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Dunston Power Station
- Overview About Dunston Power Station Dunston Power Station was a distinctive landmark on the south banks of the Tyne, until it's demolition in 1986. Located on the edge of Dunston, ...
Forth Banks Power Station (1890 - 1907)
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Forth Banks Power Station (1890 - 1907)
- Overview About Forth Banks Power Station In 1890, the Newcastle and District Electric Lighting Company opened the Power Station in a disused factory building on Forth Banks in Newcastle. This ...
Mosley Street
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Mosley Street
- 3rd February 1879; Mosley Street became the worlds first public road to be lit by the incandescent light bulb invented by Joseph Swan. The original Theatre Royal, opened in 1788, was located off ...
Big Lamp
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Big Lamp
- Overview Map Street View Big Lamp is the area by the junction of Westgate Road and Elswick Road. There was a large lamp here, which was reputedly one of the ...

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