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Report - Huncoat Power Station - near Accrington - February 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Will Knot, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    The Explore

    - A recent 'family' day out.....whilst leaving the women shopping.....took 'Little Will Knot' on his first explore with me and went for a look around the above......

    Did you know URBAN EXPLORERS armed with spray paint cans have transformed the former Huncoat Power Station into a graffiti paradise? Some of their work has been described by experts as ‘strong’ and ‘creative’! The decor has certainly changed since I was last in there!!!

    A Bit of History

    - Construction started on Huncoat Power Station in 1950 and it was finally opened in 1956. Situated on the Burnley coalfield meant that the power station had a ready supply of local coal and until 1968 was served by half mile railway line to Huncoat Colliery. The Power Station had a fairly short life and closed in 1984. The cooling towers were brought down in 1988 and the main buildings were demolished in 1990 leaving just this one building behind.

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    I hope you enjoyed......I Will Knot :thumb
     

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  2. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    did this yesterday @Will Knot , top pics n report by the way
     
  3. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Some nice pics Will :thumb Shame about some of that graff.
     
  4. Bolts

    Bolts 28DL Regular User
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    Good shots :thumb seems the only thing left from the actual power station is that lifting sign...
     
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