Category Archive: Didcot Power Station Demolition

As dawn broke, the towers came tumbling down

Radley’s southern horizon has been irrevocably altered. At almost exactly 5.00am on the 27th of July, as dawn was breaking, three of giant cooling towers at Didcot A Power Station, the easternmost group as seen from Radley, quietly descended below the horizon (as marked by the roofline of the boilerhouse in front) … followed by silence and no emerging cloud of dust. …

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Didcot ‘A’ Power Station to close on 31st March 2013

Didcot power station in full steam on 3rd October 2012 –a familiar sight that will soon not be seen again.   For more than 40 years, the 6 giant cooling towers and the 200m stack of the 2GW Didcot ‘A’ coal-fired Power Station have been a familiar sight on Radley’s southern skyline. RWE npower, the …

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