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Ironbridge Power Station, Shropshire, cooling towers brought down

BBC - A former power station's cooling towers have been demolished in a series of controlled explosions. Hundreds gathered to see the four towers at Ironbridge, in Shropshire, be blown up on 6 Dec 2019 at 11:00 GMT. When it opened in 1969, the power station was one of the largest of its kind in the UK, producing enough electricity for the equivalent of about 750,000 homes. It stopped producing in 2015 and will ultimately make way for about 1,000 homes, a school, shops and other infrastructure.

Holborn Viaduct Power Station, 12 January 1882, named the Edison Electric Light Station, was the world's first coal-fired power station, generating electricity for public use. It was built at number 57, Holborn Viaduct in London, by Thomas Edison's Edison Electric Light Company. Having run at a significant loss the station closed in September 1886, and the lamps were converted back to gas.


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Littlebrook Power Station: Towering chimney demolished

Thanks Ilona for brining this to my attention - Fionn

BBC Littlebrook Power Station: Towering chimney demolished Hundreds of people watched the moment a towering chimney of a former power station turned into a cloud of smoke. The landmark in Dartford, Kent, collapsed after a "powerful boom" from a controlled explosion at about 08:00 GMT as part of a demolition project. Littlebrook Power Station was situated next to the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and the Dartford Tunnel. Phil Church, who captured the explosion on film, said: "You could feel the blast from across the river." 15 Dec 2019


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Drakelow A – 1955 – 1984
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Ironbridge A – 1932 – 1981
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