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Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 28 July 2014 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

The three southern cooling towers of Didcot A were demolished by 180kg of explosives on Sunday 27 July 2014 at 5am

There had been a campaign to move the time of the demolition to 6am or later to enable local people to watch the demolition but "RWE npower" refused citing the proverbial Elf & Safety concerns. Despite officialdom's efforts to keep the fuss to a minimum, thousands of people gathered before dawn on Sunday to watch the collapse of the three huge hyperbolic cooling towers that have dominated our skyline for more than 40 years.

Local roads were closed from 3am so I decided to choose a rural location a little further afield and I was surprised by the small crowd that had also selected this site. Viewers were also able to watch the towers come down via a live internet stream and the event trended heavily on Twitter with the hash tag #DidcotDemolition.

The Didcot Towers have previously featured in my photoblog on 5th Apr 2012, 29th July 2012, 30th July 2012, 31st July 2012, 1st Aug 2012 and 10th Mar 2014.

flwyddyn yn ôl