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Thread: Willington Cooling Towers - Possible Demolition - March 09

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    Quote Originally Posted by james.s View Post
    The_Revolution, they are exactly 300 feet high, so they would be proper fun to climb!
    I'm sure someone on here already has; but who I can't remember.


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    This site is 5 minutes away from where I live.

    I'm sending my girlfriend to the top of each tower naked.

    Pics later.

    :)

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    Really??!!! Give her some decent climbing gear at least ;)

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    Cooling towers are always cool to walk around in, they echo like a bugger. :) Did you get up through the filtration papers and up into the water gullies that carry the water down?

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    No, I didn't get through the filtration thing, I wish I had. Is there usually a walkway up there? I will have to go again before they remove them from the other 3 towers. Shouting random words was fun in there!
    Last edited by james.s; 26th Mar 09 at 21:36.

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    Dont think its being demo'd for a while as local residents protested against the building of houses and won. It was on the front pages of the burton mail and derby evening telegraph a couple of weeks ago.

    Keep out where abouts are you cos I'm only in repton

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    More Pictures from my second visit with Peter and LIO112. It was better day so no noisy pictures!
    I was told by a local, that these towers were to be sent to China, but it would have been expensive. He helped us tie the door back onto our car so we could go home, after it spung open while LIO112 was reversing ;) We had to drive back to Ripley with me holding the door on.

    I like this one


    The remainig Infrastructure on the Willington A towers


    Cooling Elements


    I ventured out into the water in the bottom of one of the towers, it isn't too deep, and is solid concrete underneath the water, not mud. I had waterproof shoes, and LIO112 and Peter did not, So here is a picture of them from in the water, really shows how big these towers are when you contrast this to how big the base supports look on the last picture


    The Very Live Transformers at the End of the Site


    Ah, The Polarising Filter, Where Would Humanity Be Without It?
    Last edited by james.s; 28th Mar 09 at 11:37. Reason: I have just remembered something

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    Quote Originally Posted by fezzyben View Post
    Dont think its being demo'd for a while as local residents protested against the building of houses and won. It was on the front pages of the burton mail and derby evening telegraph a couple of weeks ago.

    Keep out where abouts are you cos I'm only in repton

    I'm at Chellaston, just along the 50 from Repton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keep out! View Post
    I'm at Chellaston, just along the 50 from Repton.
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    These are the shots I got













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