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Croydon 'B' Power Station, Purley Way, South London

Croydon 'B' Power Station, Purley Way, South London
 
©  Crown copyright.NMR
Reference Number: BB91/00706
 
Caption: The power station by Waddon Marsh, on the Purley Way near Mitcham, was conceived in the 1930s but was delayed by the war and did not go into operation until 1950-1. It was shut down in 1984 and the site redeveloped as a retail park in the early 1990s. The 2 distinctive chimneys were retained for their advertising potential and are now capped with the corporate colours of Swedish furniture company IKEA.
Photographer:  staff Date Taken: February 1991
Collection: NMR
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR