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The Cragside House was the first house illuminated by Hydro-electricity. The house was onwed by Lord Armstrong. Lord Armstrong wanted to have light for his art-room where he was showing his collection of paintings.
There was a small river passing the estate. He built a dam on it to generate electricity with ta Thoson-turbine. He use 5 ton of cupper cable to get from the dam to his house.