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    ok, this post should be better :) although, im not sure the pics are not in the right order:














    we actually moved a full drum kit into this part of the main building! the reverb in there was unbelievable!!

    video footage exists but is so far unreleased, its part of a friends unfinnished film.




    it is hard to grasp how huge the place was from these pictures really..















    some more shots of the lovely control room: :)















    we also had permission to write some "poetry" across the floor! :) (more film footage)


    finally here are some cooling towers:







    again.. hard to get a feel for the size of the space on film..





    we took in clarinets, accordians, recorders and bongo drums.. superb reverb! more like a tripple tap delay really.. the sound just bounced around like mad. i have a mini disc of this somewhere,

    :)

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    I am still in love with those control rooms.

    Must have taken a fair while for staff to find their way around that and get used to where all the switches were ;)

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    love the pics. I remember the night they blew them up I was lying in bed listening to the implosions

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    Quote Originally Posted by fezzyben View Post
    love the pics. I remember the night they blew them up I was lying in bed listening to the implosions
    yeh.. we were there watching the cooling towers go down! too dark for pictures but i managed to get a sound recording :)
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    oh.. WOW! Great set of photographs!

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    Fantastic site and photos. Excellent stuff. :)
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    Top images, thanks for sharing these historic shots. That control room is awesome.
    Forwards - in all directions!

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    WOW, what a fantastic place, and it's huge.

    I love that control room, all those buttons and switches, (my mum would be in her element, she's loves them lol). Being inside the cooling towers at the bottom is great, they are awesome places aren't they? Nice to see you took loads of instruments in there, that would have been great to see and hear.

    Excellent pics mate,

    Cheers,

    :) Sal
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    cool that your mom likes control rooms!

    hopefully i can youtube some of the footage at some point.. i'll post a link if that happens.. just i don't have the mini DVs.

    there was some talk of a 'jam' at willington coolers.. not sure if or when..
    :)

    Quote Originally Posted by smileysal View Post
    WOW, what a fantastic place, and it's huge.

    I love that control room, all those buttons and switches, (my mum would be in her element, she's loves them lol). Being inside the cooling towers at the bottom is great, they are awesome places aren't they? Nice to see you took loads of instruments in there, that would have been great to see and hear.

    Excellent pics mate,

    Cheers,

    :) Sal
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