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on Thu 4 Jun - 16:02
A great landmark...gone.!

Such is progress. Wonder if they could have preserved them as a tourist attraction?

Would have made a lot of money from admissions.
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Former Girobank building which occupied the site of the power station is currently (as I type) being demolished.
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ready for the new factory................
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The former Girobank building undergoing demolition features on today's WW Photo-a-Day , Corky. I didn't know it was being knocked down; it's a shame to see it go.

The new factory will be quite a size, won't it, Vixen.

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1989?? Shocked What a Face Frittenin'!!
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Yes, I was but a young lass affraid Very Happy
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on Fri 22 Jul - 14:46
See that first video.

See that bloke third from the left at 0:07 with the jeans and the wax jacket.

That's me that is. Shocked affraid
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Next to the chap with the white top.? I had you down as being short and stumpy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Embarassed
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Yip that's the one.

you're getting me mixed up with the woman stood next to me. affraid
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I'll tell her. Any way were you glad to see the back of the cooling towers?
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Kryten is famous.....Did you enjoy the event?

Must have been exciting. Very Happy
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on Fri 22 Jul - 15:26
Not really Mrs A, they figured quite large in my childhood/youth.

It was exiting ,Mac, but also very sad to see them go.
Mrs K was nearly in tears, her being brought up Westwood.

In fact she still goes there to this very day if she is feeling a bit down.
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I worked with a brickie who worked on the chimneys when they where being built he said he ran round the concrete capings that where on top of the chimneys
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The tops of those chimneys were extended at some point. I noticed the difference on some photos. I think I did a thread about it on WW.
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Good info Stumpy
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@Corky Ringspot wrote:The tops of those chimneys were extended at some point.  I noticed the difference on some photos.  I think I did a thread about it on WW.

I remember the chimneys being extended, but I can't remember when it was done No
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An Interesting Pic here .  Cant place where it was taken from.


"Another shot of Westwood Power Station at Ince-in-Makerfield, Wigan, Lancashire, taken Wednesday 24th July 1974"

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