August 14, 2008 at 4:09 pm #1045212
this just in ….:cry:
August demolition date set for Tinsley cooling towers
E.ON has today announced it will bring down the redundant Tinsley cooling towers this August Bank Holiday weekend.
The 250ft towers will be demolished in a controlled explosion in the early hours of Sunday 24th August.
Because of the need to close the M1 motorway, the timings were decided following extensive consultation with the Highways Agency, Police and other local agencies to try to minimise disruption to locals and road users.
And to mark the event the company is sponsoring fundraising initiatives to benefit local charities – a souvenir book and postcard set charting the history of the towers.
Plans for a viewing platform at Meadowhall and a text raffle to win the chance to start the demolition countdown will be announced shortly.
Derek Parkin, Managing Director of Business Services at E.ON, said: “Our priority has always been to make sure this demolition is carried out safely and with as little disruption as possible, which is why we’ve opted for the early hours of the morning.”
To mark their demolition, E.ON is funding a souvenir book of the life of the station, produced by the University of Sheffield’s Archaeology consultancy, Arcus, and a collection of postcards based on historical images of the site.
Funds raised from the sale of these will be donated to The Rotherham Hospice and Neurocare at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.August 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm #1177663marcusblancParticipant
surely this is a good reason to have a party… raaa
sheffield won’t look the same, altho thats arguably a good thing…
my sympathies to those who are feelin a sense of loss!August 14, 2008 at 5:19 pm #1177661
firstly hello you are the devil are ya…!
– a hell of a lot of people in sheffield and surrounding areas feel a lot for them there towers!…they should blow up meadowhall instead! i be sad to see them go,August 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm #1177664marcusblancParticipant
hey there, i’m good, been shamed into showin my face… hope ur good 2, havent been north this year raaa
i’m gonna b slightly higher profile now, which is a shame 4 everyone.
i know they are iconic, but nottingham has some too, they are hardly unique.
u jus need em so u can find sheff when ur munted an staggerin home, :crazy_diz surely a few wind turbines wud be just as good…August 14, 2008 at 6:38 pm #1177662
cheeky, good to hear from you, howz the Lovelife? lol
im living in the midlands now ha…
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