Gone In A Puff Of Smoke

by Jarvo J September. 07, 2016 1628 views

For 37 years the chimney at the Isle of Grain Power Station has been the tallest landmark around the Thames Estuary.  At 244 metres (801 feet) it stood taller than Canary Wharf in London or the Woolworth Building in New York (not that that's anywhere near The Thames, of course).  Now it holds the record for being the tallest structure in Britain ever to have been blown up. It was a sight to see, but I'm sorry to see it go.

These pictures were taken from across the river in 'Sunny Sarfend'. Sadly, it wasn't so sunny on the Kent side of the river today as a layer of mist hung over the Isle of Grain at demolition time. The pictures are consequently grainy and tinged blue where I upped the contrast so much to get a clearer image.

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Helen Hooker 4 years, 5 months ago

Glad you were able to witness this historic moment, even if the weather wasn't great.

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Becky Brannon 4 years, 5 months ago

Whoah!! quite a series!!!!!

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Gillian Parsons 4 years, 5 months ago

Great John was there but just got a shot of the puff of cloud so misty....... I was indoors when the bang happened it shook the house from top to bottom!!!!

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 5 months ago

Nice job, especially considering the difficult circumstances! Thanks for sharing this historical moment!

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