electric lighting

Newcastle and District Electric Lighting Company

The Newcastle and District Electric Lighting Company (also known as DISCo) was a private pre-nationalisation UK electric supply company, set up in 1889. They built a number of small coal-fired power stations in and around Newcastle upon Tyne to supply homes and streets with electric lighting. They also provided power for an electrified tram line in the western part of the city.

Notable power stations which the company operated include:

In 1948 the company merged into the North Eastern Electricity Board (NEEB), during the nationalisation of the industry.


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