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Thread: ICI Hillhouse Power Station, Blackpool - May 2009

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    Excellent site and photos, thompski. Looks like it was a good explore.
    Love the pic of the feed pipes. :)

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    Ace, I had a look at this place a year or two back, but they were busy stripping it, so I left it for another day, but I've got an itch to go back.........

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    Wow what a great place!!! Shame to hear it's goin :-(

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    Too true, looks class. Wouldnt have minded a poke.. Good job and nice pics ! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelaura View Post
    Too true, looks class. Wouldnt have minded a poke.. Good job and nice pics ! :)
    Cheers. Your in a good position for exploring industrial abandonment's - lots of stuff in Leicester as well as plenty in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire which are not a million miles away.
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    some really nice dark shots man, shame you didnt get a full X as looks like it would have been an awesome 1...Anyway shame its gone would have loved to have a look at this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swedish View Post
    some really nice dark shots man, shame you didnt get a full X as looks like it would have been an awesome 1...Anyway shame its gone would have loved to have a look at this one!
    From reading the other reports, the only major loss was the control room, however I believe that was demo'd before we arrived. Either way I am generally satisfied I got what I did, considering some of the stories I had heard about the place.
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    Nice one Thompski. Any idea what the hoppers are for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Nice one Thompski. Any idea what the hoppers are for?
    I'm not massively well informed on power stations however I assume they would have been for coal?
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    Update - this power station was recently demolished by explosion, however I get the feeling it didn't go to plan;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPgK9VPLT8I

    The 91ft Chimney is scheduled for demolition on November 1st.
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