SK2219 : Storm clouds gather over Drakelow Power Station

taken 15 years ago, near to Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Storm clouds gather over Drakelow Power Station.
Storm clouds gather over Drakelow Power Station.
The image was taken from the Branston, Staffordshire side of the River Trent, looking towards Drakelow Power Station on the Derbyshire side of the river. The grazing land in the foreground is land reclaimed from former sand and gravel workings. The river runs right to left along the line of bushes in the middle distance. The cooling towers in the background are in grid square SK2319 and are the last remains of Drakelow 'C' Power station. They were due to be demolished at 11pm on Wednesday 19 July 2006; however, they were still standing at the time the image was taken, as they had won a reprieve due to suspected faults with the detonators, causing the demolition to be postponed with only a few hours to go. They will now possibly have to wait until the autumn to suffer their fate!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 July, 2006
Power Station > Power station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2240 1975 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.4927N 1:40.1637W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2218 1977
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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