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Offline helcion

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Re: Grain Power Station
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2016, 09:46:34 »

Offline MedwayDweller

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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2016, 12:17:12 »
Apparently a few dimwits missed it all by looking at the closer but incorrect Kingsnorth chimney 😫

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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2016, 23:41:21 »
An interesting link,a few inaccuracies I think, but the photos are interesting

http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/industrial-sites/33692-iog-power.html
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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2016, 19:00:57 »
That takes real skill, to blow up a chimney that size and leave the smoke intact :)
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2016, 23:10:36 »
One of my Uncles built that Chimney. I for one had many happy weeks at Allhallows (Beatty Cottages to be exact) with my Cousins Whilst Uncle Tony worked that site. Sad to see this old friend go.

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Re: Grain Power Station
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2016, 22:40:50 »
I recall as a child that the TV reception in our home developed a screen shadow or ghosting once the chimney was built.  This was in Wainscott and this also occurred in Rainham.  I appreciate that digital transmissions overcame this phenomena; however it is nice to think that this demolition would have rectified this analog reception frustration.
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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2016, 21:34:55 »
The mist that had been hanging over the Kent Coast this morning started lifting about 10.30am and we could at last see the chimney for the last 20mins of existence. What was very interesting to see how many people on foot, bike or cars came down to watch the spectacle. Evidently the whole seafront from Leigh on Sea to Shoeburyness came to a halt! Everyone chatting to each other! Sitting beside me waiting was a gentleman (whose 80th Birthday is on Sat.) told me he helped in the construction of that chimney and that there was a lift all the way to the top from where you 'could get out and see the view' although it was obviously for inspection purposes. He said that was quite an experience. Everyone had mixed feelings about its demise.

Of course you on the other side of the water would have had a better view - for a start there didn't seem to be any mist in between judging by the films and photos on line. Still it was an incredible sight

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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2016, 15:04:22 »
Well that's it then, the chimney is no more

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37295988
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2016, 14:20:58 »
Ted I. Any chance you will be able to photo' it with your " anti shake" Panasonic please?

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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2016, 09:22:57 »
A good place to be would be at the top of the Glen at Minster on Sheppey.

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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2016, 23:46:06 »
Can anyone recommend the best place to view the chimney coming down?
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Re: Grain Power Station
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2016, 11:19:30 »
Peel Ports have advised that, at about 11:00 (soon after low water) on 7 September 2016, the Grain Power Station Chimney will be demolished.
http://msba.org.uk/?p=3363

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Re: Grain Power Station
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2016, 23:59:58 »
Sorry, my mistake!
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Re: Grain Power Station
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2016, 13:48:26 »
Kingsnorth not Grain according to your link. :)

 

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