Ironbridge Power Station clip

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The Ironbridge power generation station is scheduled to be demolished in the near future and replaced by housing (yes, even more!) so I thought I’d try and get some footage for posterity.
This is a short snatch based upon a sequence I saw on Ken Heron’s excellent YouTube drone site.

 
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They quit building that style of cooling towers. They're called Marley Towers. I worked on the piping in them many times. Marly was a good guy to work for. Any time he saw me around , he always knew my name.
 
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Ahhh, Central West Virginia - closest I've ever been is Columbus, I think.

If you saw the Ironbridge Gorge you'd understand why folk aren't too sad to see it go. I remember it being built and it really was/is a complete eyesore!
 
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Ahhh, Central West Virginia - closest I've ever been is Columbus, I think.

If you saw the Ironbridge Gorge you'd understand why folk aren't too sad to see it go. I remember it being built and it really was/is a complete eyesore!
It seems at one time, the whole area was an eye sore. Coal, clay, iron ore and limestone mining. The women in the area had the lowest rate in the UK. for life expectancy.
And there are those that want to keep the pink towers.
 
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It seems at one time, the whole area was an eye sore. Coal, clay, iron ore and limestone mining. The women in the area had the lowest rate in the UK. for life expectancy.
And there are those that want to keep the pink towers.
True, Ironbridge has figured prominently in the industrial development not just of the UK, but the whole western world. However, that's all in the past and the power station has served its purpose. Yes, there are some who say they would like to see the towers preserved, but they are in the minority.
 

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