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.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 11:45 am
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?

Work to demolish the towers has been underway for several months. This included clearing the inside of the towers to make way for explosives.
Ferrybridge officially closed in 2016, and demolition work on site began later that year.

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Ferrybridge Power Station generated power for more than 50 years, and is one of the area's most recognisable landmarks.
On Sunday, July 28, 2019, thousands of people gathered to watch as Cooling Tower 6 was demolished.
Sections of the A612 were closed by police while the demolition took place.
Crowds prepared as the countdown began.
Following the sound of a klaxon, the tower began to fall.
As it fell, the tower began to fold in on itself.
Five of the remaining towers will be demolished later this year.
The so-called "blow down" is carried out with the use of controlled explosives.
Ian Bale captured this fantastic shot of the tower beginning to crumble.
Several videos from the scene show the moment of collapse.
Four of the remaining towers will be blown down later this year.
Within seconds, the 375-foot tower had collapsed into a cloud of smoke.
It is thought that thousands of people gathered nearby to watch Sunday's demolition. Will you be watching the event in October?