Monday, March 12, 2012

Demolition of Richborough Power Station - Pictures

At 9 AM on Sunday 11th March fifty years of Kent history ended in less than fifty seconds when the three cooling towers and chimney of Richborough Power Station were demolished by a series of controlled explosions.

The first cooling tower came down rapidly followed almost immediately by the other two.

Finally the chimney came down.

All that remains now is a solitary wind turbine and two masts.

As I mentioned in my earlier post about Richborough Power Station the plan is to convert the site into a 300 acre "green energy park".

Personally I think covering the countryside with solar panels and/or wind turbines will be as big an eye sore as the towers which have just come down....


  1. Hi Glen
    It looks like Kingsnorth will mean less distance to travel for you demolition pictures,as it has been given the chop.
    I installed radio sytems when it was built.
    I also went looking for the WW1 U-boat that was abandoned by the BeeNess Jetty.

  2. Wow. Thank you for sharing, and greetings from Canada. My grandparents on my father's side were born in Kent.

  3. ahaa one of the other people on the south side of the river ... I was the other side of the trees in the foreground of your pictures.