Didcot demolition: the people behind the falling towers

Didcot As cooling towers fuelled not only power, but controversy and passion. Residents and workers talk about their final day

It should be later. It shouldnt be happening. It must be over before anyone is awake, before anything happens on the neighbouring railway that once fed it coal, or the web of roads that delivered its workers. Many local people wanted it preserved as a monument, others wanted it destroyed as an eyesore, but everyone wanted to see it go. Hundreds of people marched into the hills, duvets and tents in hand, to watch the explosive destruction of three of the six cooling towers of Didcot A power station early on Sunday morning.

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