Friday, 2 November 2012
Updates - November 2012
South Yorkshire Waterways
Page 18. Thorpe Marsh Power-Station Demolished
This power-station was at the junction of three waterways, the New Junction Canal, the Don Navigation, and the Stainforth & Keadby Canal. It's cooling-towers were a navigational aid visible for many miles across the flat landscape. It ceased operation in 1994 and I took the following pictures in that year, thinking I would soon have "before" and "after" scenes.
Eighteen years later! - Thorpe Marsh power-station has eventually gone, to be replaced with a gas-fired type on the same site.
Stainforth & Keadby Canal - approaching Bramwith Lock.
Stainforth & Keadby Canal - above Bramwith Lock the power-station seemed further away.
On the New Junction Canal.
The demolition of Thorpe Marsh power-station has made a major change to the landscape for three of the waterways of the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation.
Our guide to the SSYN is available from www.richlow.co.uk