Source: North Manchester Journal, January 12, 1888

George Burdge is this week putting in the inside wires and fixtures for hanging the lamps for his electric light. The poles are all in and the main wire will be put up soon. When he has everything in readiness for use he will send for the dynamos which are awaiting his order now and it will but a few days yet until the town will be lighted with electricity. Nearly all our business houses have taken lamps and others are waiting to see how it works. The JOURNAL has already said so much about this business that we will reserve further comments until the plant has been put in operation.