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Old 13-02-2007, 13:42   #1
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Whitebirk Power Station

Whitebirk power station was a coal powered station, work was started on it I believe in 1919 and it was in use until the 1970's.
I was just wondering if anyone has any old pics of it and the surrounding area or perhaps an old map showing the layout of the buildings and cooling towers.
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Old 13-02-2007, 13:50   #2
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This might be worth a look Less.


http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?p...rchPhrase=true
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Old 13-02-2007, 14:05   #3
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ive lived here nearly 11 years and i didnt even know whitebirk had had a power station (no i dont live on whitebirk, i live in the better part )
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Old 13-02-2007, 14:07   #4
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Thanks Doug had a look on that site earlier could only find this:-



Which would you believe is supposed to be a view they recommend sending to you friends. Unfortunately I am looking for piccys of when it was working really, but thanks anyway.
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Old 13-02-2007, 14:10   #5
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ive lived here nearly 11 years and i didnt even know whitebirk had had a power station (no i dont live on whitebirk, i live in the better part )
If you take 11 years away from 2007 then you will get back as far as 1996 as I have already said it went out of use in the 1970's which just might make it a little bit before your time.
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Old 13-02-2007, 14:14   #6
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ok stop picking on me *runs off to tell daddy*
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Old 13-02-2007, 14:42   #7
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Found this if this is any use.

I remember watching those towers being blown up

Oh and I live at Whitebirk
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Old 13-02-2007, 15:35   #8
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Found this if this is any use.

I remember watching those towers being blown up

Oh and I live at Whitebirk

ok now thats scarey, i live at intack
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Old 13-02-2007, 15:56   #9
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I've found this photograph of the cooling towers at Whitebirk, which as children we always called the giant's egg cups.



Sorry, the image won't link, but here is the page. The photograph is half way down, and can be enlarged.

http://www.mike-stevens.co.uk/report...977a/page1.htm
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Old 13-02-2007, 15:58   #10
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Here it is as an attachment.
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Old 13-02-2007, 23:53   #11
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I remember them well and also used to call them giant egg cups. In fact, when I go to Ossy I still look out for them.

Did I dream it or did someone at one stage offer them for sale at a pound each?
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Old 14-02-2007, 02:43   #12
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gawd im having vivid memories but cant say wether it was whitebirk or not......still looking at the pics im assuming they were like on the dual carraigeway as we know it ???
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Old 14-02-2007, 04:55   #13
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Yrah they were sold for £1 each and the person who bought them had to knock them down and remove the rubble to claim the land, the retail park is in their place now
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Old 14-02-2007, 13:15   #14
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i used to call them cloud makers but not the one's at whitebirk cos i'm OBVIOUSLY to young to remember them
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Old 14-02-2007, 22:33   #15
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my grandad worked there before moving onto padiham power station,
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