Thousands of people gathered to watch as the destruction of Ferrybridge Power Station began this weekend.

In pictures: Thousands watch as Ferrybridge Power Station demolition begins

Thousands of people gathered to watch as the destruction of Ferrybridge Power Station began this weekend.

A local landmark, the power station once employed 900 people. Four of the remaining cooling towers will be blown down later this year. For video of Sunday's demolition, click here. Did you gather to watch the demolition this weekend?

Sections of the A612 were closed by police while the demolition took place.

5. Popular spot

Sections of the A612 were closed by police while the demolition took place.
Ian Bale
Buy a Photo
Crowds prepared as the countdown began.

6. Countdown

Crowds prepared as the countdown began.
Jonathan Gawthorpe
Buy a Photo
Following the sound of a klaxon, the tower began to fall.

7. End of the line

Following the sound of a klaxon, the tower began to fall.
Jonathan Gawthorpe
Buy a Photo
As it fell, the tower began to fold in on itself.

8. Final seconds

As it fell, the tower began to fold in on itself.
Ian Bale
Buy a Photo
View more