The big bang came at 5 am this morning when more than 40 years of Oxfordshire history came crashing down in a cloud of smoke. This shot by the ITV Meridian crew covering the event.
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Top Gear favourite The Stig headed out on the road at a slower pace as a giant figure of the show's test driver headed across on a truck.