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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2018, 10:02:15 »

An Oldie-but-Goodie, well worth another watch   -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggg3C87UVCY

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2018, 18:05:39 »
I am sure times will be confirmed and re-comfirmed countless times before the 8th. They have to get approval from Police and councils etc. for road closures, safety zones and associated legislation.

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2018, 17:04:43 »
I've also read it will be 9 am that morning, not sure what is the correct time now.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life tryi

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2018, 11:10:26 »
I have finally learnt that the CHIMNEY at Kingsnorth Power Station (The only thing left standing) is due to be demolished  at
 
10.00 AM  on  THURSDAY 8th.  MARCH   2018

Make a note in your Diaries. A sight not to be missed.

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2017, 19:51:18 »
          Has anyone got any inside info for a heads up of when the Chimney at Kingsnorth is to be blown. Earlier this year they said September.
          Hope they give a bit more notice than when they demolished the boiler house.Released time to the press a couple of hours before they blew it.

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2015, 19:08:55 »
To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child......Cicero

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2015, 10:56:57 »
Here we go, footage of the big bang :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-33461427
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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2015, 20:50:35 »
I posted a couple of photos in the wrong place, sorry.

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=2708.msg162483#msg162483

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2015, 10:32:39 »
The demolition of Kingsnorth chimney is due today at about 1pm.  Please check this before you go as I wasn't paying much attention to the radio this morning but I am sure that is what was said.  Someone grab some pics for us all :)

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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2015, 21:31:22 »
Photographed today 7th July 2015.

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2015, 12:17:31 »
The turbine hall at Kingsnorth is due to be demolished on Thursday.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/milestone-as-turbine-hall-is-39545/

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2014, 17:55:59 »
I worked for SGB then. Earned about 1200 a week. A lot of money then.
Come to think of it, it's still a lot of money.
It's about 5300 today!
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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2014, 12:49:12 »
In the early 80s I earned a lot of money working in Kingsnorth. As a scaffolder, we erected working platforms when they shut down the boilers for maintenance.
We worked 12 hour shifts, and 7 days. Used to last about a month, as I remember.
I worked for SGB then. Earned about 1200 a week. A lot of money then.
Come to think of it, it's still a lot of money.

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Re: Demolition of Grain and Kingsnorth chimneys.
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2014, 10:06:39 »
Bring it down!!  :)
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