1839 saw the arrival of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western Railway to Didcot, his station followed in 1844. This and the branch junction to Oxford created the conditions for the future growth of Didcot.
Building was started on the 2000MW coal-fired power station for the CEGB during the 1960's, and was completed early in the 1970's at a cost of £104m and up to 2400 workers were employed at peak times. It is located on a 300 acre site formerly part of the Ministry of Defence Central Ordnance Depot. The main contractors were GEC Parsons, Babcock and Wilson, GP Trenthams and John Thompson.
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