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Ironbridge power station cooling towers are demolished

People are gathering to watch the demolition of the four towers Credit: Luke Evans

Four cooling towers that have been part of the Shropshire landscape for 50 years are being demolished today (6 December).

The Ironbridge power station opened in 1969, but stopped generating electricity four years ago. The towers are now being cleared to make way for new homes and leisure facilities.

Before and after... Credit: ITV News Central

Telford and Wrekin Council shot this live drone footage of the moment the towers came down:

Viewers have been sending us their best shots and memories of the Telford landmark:

The towers have been part of the Shropshire landscape for fifty years Credit: Luke Evans

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One woman will be especially sad to see the cooling towers be demolished. When she found out they would be cleared Sophie Anderson from Telford got a tattoo of the four towers at Ironbridge on her ankle.

Sophie said that the towers have always been a big landmark in her life and are her favourite place in Telford. She says they hold a lot of childhood memories because when she couldn't sleep her mum would take her to the towers, or the chimneys as she liked to call them.

She says she has no regrets about the tattoo of the cooling towers because they mean so much to her.

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