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    Default Willington Cooling Towers, Derbyshire - May 2008


    Took the opportunity to visit here whilst in the area with work last month. Wasn't sure what to expect - they're bigger than they look from a distance (obviously I haven't mastered that thing called perspective yet lol).

    I know they've been done to death but here's my take on it anyway!











































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    Any idea what security is doing here?Do we assume this is the start of demolition..guess so.
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    I go by them every time i get the train to Leicester!

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    It always surprises me that those struts at the bottom of cooling towers can hold the weight of all that's above, they just look too flimsy somehow!

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    Thanx for that Ash,we visited here a year ago,and I really enjoyed it...please keep us posted of any developements..would love to see these tumble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by double-six View Post
    [COLOR="Black"] Wasn't sure what to expect - they're bigger than they look from a distance (obviously I haven't mastered that thing called perspective yet lol).

    OK, one last time...
    These are small, but the ones out there are far away

    Like the second shot - a nice time of day :)

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    Always good to see as they are pretty local to me and everyone gets a different angle on the place,
    good stuff:)
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    I would so love to be able to see these for myself. Always enjoy seeing photos of them. Very nice pics, double. :)
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    were these the ones used on the Itv post apocayltic drama 'the last train' remember there being a set of 6 on there, with loads of scraps of buildings between, was in the last episode.

    would be a shame for them to go, SO MANY cooling towers have gone in teh last few years, real shame as they are a thing of beuty and take SO LONG to construct :(

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    It wouldn't have been Willington - Willington has always had no more than five towers though started out with just the two.
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