SK2319 : Cooling Tower Demolition at Drakelow Power Station

taken 23 years ago, near to Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Cooling Tower Demolition at Drakelow Power Station
Cooling Tower Demolition at Drakelow Power Station
A rare photograph capturing the moment of detonation. At exactly 09.00am on 20th December 1998 4 cooling towers at Drakelow Power Station were brought down in a controlled explosion. I was lucky enough to observe this event with my late father-in-law Richard Frost who along with his brother Dave was a longstanding site supervisor. The cacophony of sound from the spooked wildlife was as loud as the explosion itself.
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Sunday, 20 December, 1998   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 13 October, 2021
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Demolition Site 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 23 19 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.3551N 1:39.1865W
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