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lime-hating shrublet
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A spin-off thread from the British Tower Blocks thread, for all pictures of power stations and cooling towers.

Mr. B started the conversation about cooling towers due to some being demolished near Dumfries.

So, here is a picture of the cooling towers at Ratcliffe on Soar in Nottinghamshire that stef17 so kindly told us about! :pepper:

 

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^^

I could say something amusing about your reaction, but I won't. :shifty:

I think you're right about the cooling towers where Star City is now, but that's before my time. Here is another photo with them on, taken in 1968 and which is I presume is looking west from Castle Bromwich. Fort Dunlop is also seen on the right:

 

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Ironbridge Power Station, I bet Liverpool wishes they could have something so tall in a WHS.


I'm yet to see a more attractive set of Cooling Towers, mmm sandstone red 🤤.
 

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Is that sarcasm?

They are that colour cos when they were built the gorge had hadly any trees in it so it was supposed to match the colour of the ground. I have never seen any others that colour.
 

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Ironbridge...I'm yet to see a more attractive set of Cooling Towers, mmm sandstone red :drool:.
I agree. But maybe they're too pretty for some of us concrete lovers. :dunno:


I have never seen any others that colour.
There are others that are red. Rugeley power station in Staffordshire has two grey ones and two red ones! :nuts:







 

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