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Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

26 February, 1931  

LURGAN ELECTRICITY SCHEME

The operations in connection with the joining up of the Belfast main electricity supply to the Lurgan electricity station are almost completed, and it is anticipated that all will be in readiness in the course of a couple of weeks or so to shut off the three engines in William Street at present supplying the town, and to switch over from Belfast. The electricity sub-station at the southern end of the town near the Glenavon football grounds has been completed, and Messrs. Callaghan and Sons, Lurgan, to whom the contract was given, have constructed a really substantial building at a cost of 800.

Coincident with the completion of this work, the Messrs. Henley, of London, completed the laying of the over head high-tension cable. Lurgan manufacturers and residents who depend on electric power and heating may now rest content that the supply will be adequate enough to meet all their requirements, especially as the three engines at the William Street concerns at present are running satisfactorily, and successfully coping with the mid-winter peak-load.

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