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Tinsley Cooling Towers

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Buzz, Aug 22, 2008.

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    what are they for buzz?
     
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    They were for cooling the steam from Sheffields biggest power station back in the 70's, so that the water could be reused several times. The power station was demolished years ago but the cooling towers remained because it was thought to be too dangerous to blow them up due to their close proximity to the M1 motorway. They've been there since about 1938.
     
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    bit of a markbon the place then.
    hope they stay put:up:

    think theyd have it under some sort of acritectrual importance thingy mc bob:confused:

    spell check:eek:
     
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    Haven't got that much free time a1..but they ARE coming down at 03.00 Sunday morning.
     
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    i know we'll hide them in cammo netting so they cant find them:D

    sorry to hear it, shame youd think theyd class it as a historical monument:confused:
    like you:D
    thats a compliment,:confused::D you are a monument of....i'll think of something gimme a sec.
     
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    I heard this on the news the other day. I'm quite annoyed about it as well. Some buildings/structures have sentimental value to quite a lot of people.

    The same situation is happening in Gateshead just now at Derwent Tower, or as it is affectionately known 'the rocket'. It's an outdated block of flats, but when it was first built it was revolutionary. It was built some time around the 60's/70's. There are still people living in it today, with no complaints. It is clearly visible from the A1 western bypass and in my eyes is as important a landmark as the Angel of the North.

    Gateshead MBC is looking at knocking it down, with the support of a handful of people, everyone else thinks it should be renovated and kept as a symbol of the area.
     
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    sorry buzz man
     
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    I saw it on the news today, I didn't realise it was so important to people who live in that area, sorry it's gone
     
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    I heard it took two attempts, wasn't going without a fight eh?
     
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    Yes Chiz, one went without much of struggle, but a third of the other refused to be put down without another explosion. An estimated 12,000 people attended and for something that took place at 3 in the morning, I think that's a gauge of peoples attachment to them.
    Thanks for the sympathies guys...and MOO.
     
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    glad there gone myself , there a right eyesore totally hideous!
     
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    Guarding YOUR CITY Buzz..says on your title you are from Rotherham..are you another one who is embarrassed to say that Rotherham is your town, and latching onto Sheffield,just because its a city...shame on you..
     
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    whats so good about shefield or rotheram?
    they are both in england so they both bound to be bad:D
     
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    I'm 62 years old, I was born just 2 miles from the towers in Sheffield, lived in Sheffield just 2 miles from the towers for 45 years, I've lived just 2 miles from the towers site, but in Rotherham for 17 years. Unless I've been on holiday away from home, I've seen those towers every day of my life, please don't try to trivialise their destruction, at least I have a city to be proud of, unlike some that are so ashamed of theirs they feel they shouldn't post it and if you knew the area you'd know the towers were on the border between the two.

    Not any more Rocka...sadly they've gone.
     
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    i didnt think they were that ugly.

    the only eysore youd get from them is if you got dust in your eye as they fell
     
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    Well Buzz..I served my apprenticeship only a stones throw from the towers..those steel works are gone..FLATTENED...THATS THE REAL SHAME..So dont cry about a few thousand tons of crumbling concrete..they served their purpose,unlike the steel works, I've had to move on..so should you...I know exactly where they layed..dead and buried now like so many other things,but get your priorities right..

    Steve..Rotherham
     
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