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Local 600ft landmark goes out with a bang as power station ­chimney is demolished


A LOCAL landmark goes out with a bang as a ­chimney is demolished.

The 600ft stack came down yesterday at Rugeley Power Station, Staffs.

The site, closed in 2016, is being redeveloped for homes, schools and offices.

Dozens of spectators gathered to watch the dramatic moment.

Local resident Brian Thornton, 65, watched the demolition live-streamed online.

He said: “It’s sort of sad to see it go as its been part of the skyline for so long.

“It was quite a spectacle to watch but its the end of an era."

Tim Bardell wrote on social media: “Wow, that was quite something. Could feel the shockwaves from hundreds of feet away.”

Staffordshire Police said they deployed constables to assist staff at the power station and uphold lockdown rules.

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