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Some houses in Britain cannot be connected to the mains electricity supply. Such houses have gas lamps, candles and heat from fires. Lundy Island is situated just off the Devon coast. An oil generator produces some electricity for the island, but the fuel is expensive so it is switched off every night at midnight.
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15 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

Could be used to stimulate discussions about the availability and use of electricity in different parts of Britain. It provides some interesting facts about the electricity supply in a small village on an island off the coast of Britain. This could further be compared and contrasted with the availability of electricity to pupils and families in their own homes.