Four cooling towers have been demolished at a decommissioned power station in North Yorkshire.
The moment the 300ft structures were brought to the ground on Sunday morning was captured on camera as crowds gathered to watch.
The cooling towers can be seen for miles around and have been a Yorkshire landmark for 50 years.
Each tower contains around 11,000 tonnes of reinforced concrete.
The coal-fired Eggborough power station was decommissioned in 2018 and the demolition of four of the eight towers on the site has taken place as part of a plan to redevelop the site.
Spectators headed out in the drizzle to nearby fields so they could watch the stunning demolition for themselves.
Police had to close several roads, while around 40 security guards patrolled the 350m exclusion zone.
Billy Young, technical director of DSM, the company that carried out the demolition, said: “We are delighted that all the planning and hard work that has led up to today has enabled us to have a successful demolition.
“We appreciate that a large number of Eggborough residents and businesses could have been disrupted by the work, but we have worked hard to communicate with them behind the scenes and by correspondence to minimise this in as much as practicably possible.
“We would like to thank them and the wider community for their patience so far and assure everyone that we will do all we can to minimise any further disruption.”
The 2,000 megawatt Eggborough power station started generating electricity in 1967 and produced enough to power the equivalent of Leeds and Sheffield combined, employing 300 people.
The site was acquired by the St Francis Group in 2019 which is planning an industrial and distribution park on the site once the rest of the station is demolished, including the remaining four cooling towers and the main 200m (660ft) high chimney.
The twin Ferrybridge C power station, six miles to the west, has also been decommissioned and partially demolished.
But the giant Drax power station, eight miles to the east, remains Britain’s biggest electricity producer, although it has shifted from coal to burning biomass in recent years.
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