Electricity from Coal: East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference 20232
Electricity from Coal: East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference
In the 20th century, power stations along the River Trent were the backbone of the UK's electricity supply. They ran with surprising thermal efficiency 24 hours a day, burning locally mined coal, transported from the collieries in 'merry-go-round' trains that could be loaded and unloaded without stopping.

Today, the local mines have all closed, and the few surviving power stations operate for a few hours a day to supply peak load in winter. Friday 21 July 2017 wsa the first coal-free day in the history of electric power generation in the UK, and it is expected that by 2025 there will be no more electricity from coal in the UK.

This heritage day will look at the history of electricity generation in the Trent Valley, from the first small scale local plants of the 1880s to the CEGB giants of the 1960s.

Speakers include Patrick Strange, Keith Reedman, Ian Mitchell, David Monk-Steel and Wayne Cocroft.

The East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference is held every six months and aims to promote the industrial heritage of the East Midlands.

For more information and to book, please see the conference booking form (opens as PDF). Booking closes on 30 April 2018.

Date & time
05/19/2018 09:00am BST
End date & time
05/19/2018 04:30pm BST
West Park Leisure Centre
West Park Leisure Centre
Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 4AA
United Kingdom


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Date & time: 19/05/18 09:00:00 BST