Friday, 20 April 2012
I don't watch the news on TV, but I was stopped in my tracks as I was walking through the living room and my husband told me to look.
Thorpe Marsh Power Station was being demolished!
If you remember from the March photo scavenger hunt, Thorpe Marsh was the landmark from my childhood. Would you believe that I'd only just written about it, then a couple of days later this happens?
It actually closed down in 1994 and most of the buildings were knocked down leaving the six cooling towers. They've only demolished one of the cooling towers so far and apparently the villagers nearby were informed it was going to happen but were asked to keep quiet about it because they didn't want any sightseers.
I took some photos the day after it had been on the the news, before they all disappear because I'll be very sad to see it go (although it may be a drawn out affair as that was a couple of weeks ago and there's still five standing).
From my weather monitoring days at school I think those are cumulonimbus clouds (and the visibility is good)
It was a great day for clouds, these were massive
Even though I love those clouds, this is my very favourite sky