31st October: Fawley Chimney demolished

With roads in the area scheduled to be closed, the morning watch arrived early at Calshot Tower on the morning of 31st October to see, at about 0700hrs, the end of Fawley Chimney. A local landmark and navigation aid the chimney will be missed by many people. Here is the video from Calshot Tower.

Most of the Turbine Hall had been previously demolished on 29th July. Roy Pullinger, with whom I was often on watch before I swapped to mainly doing Stone Point watches, took the video of that (he also edited the chimney video). Roy used to work in the Power Station…

By now it is hard to remember just how much the power station dominated the horizon. Some comparative views from Calshot Tower are shown in a later post.