Kingston Railway Bridge

1860: Bridge first proposed
1863: Bridge opened

1890: Downstream of Kingston Railway Bridge, Francis Frith -

1890, Downstream of Kingston Railway Bridge, Francis Frith
1890, Downstream of Kingston Railway Bridge, Francis Frith

1890: Hampton Wick, Francis Frith -

1890, Hampton Wick, Francis Frith
1890, Hampton Wick, Francis Frith

1893, November: The first Kingston power station, Kingston A, opened. These coal fired generating stations being close to the Thames, coal came up river by barge, and ash was sent away the same way. The Bargedock was constructed at Kingston Railway Bridge close to Canbury Gardens.

1897: Kingston Railway Bridge, James Dredge

Kingston Railway Bridge, James Dredge, 1897
Kingston Railway Bridge, James Dredge, 1897
© Oxfordshire County Council Photographic Archive; D230191a

1911: Kingston Railway Bridge, W Parker -

Kingston Railway Bridge, W Parker, 1911
Kingston Railway Bridge, W Parker, 1911
© Oxfordshire County Council Photographic Archive; D230254a

1948: Kingston B was officially opened nearby on 27 October 1948 by King George VI with his wife Queen Elizabeth. A cinema newsreel was made.

Kingston Power stations
Turk's boatyard and Kingston Power Station, River Thames
Turk is one of the oldest and most respected names on the Thames.

1959: Kingston A closed.
1980: Kingston B ceased generation and both power stations were demolished. A landscaping scheme has been developed to open up this section of riverside that had been closed to the public.

Kingston Railway Bridge, Doug Myers © 2005
Kingston Railway Bridge, Doug Myers © 2005