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Derby Power Station and Old Silk Mill Pub

Derby's Electric power Station was built originally in 1893, with the addition of a 'New' boiler house in 1921, at a cost of £120,000, on the site of the 1778 Devonshire Hospital. The siting of a coal fired power station in this locality was much criticised as the smoke, grime and lorry noise invaded services at the All Saints' church opposite. It was located next to the Silk Mill/Sowter Road junc…