Tinsley Cooling Towers were blown up at 3 am back in August 2008
Tinsley Cooling Towers were blown up at 3 am back in August 2008

Looking back at Sheffield's Tinsley Towers from the workers to the demolition of the iconic landmark

It has been more than a decade since the Sheffield skyline changed forever when the Tinsley Towers were demolished so we have dug out some old photos to remember the people who worked there and the demolition day.

By Lucy Ball
Thursday, 16th July 2020, 3:00 pm

The cooling towers, which were originally part of Blackburn Meadows power station, were reduced to rubble at 3am on August 24, 2008.

Hundreds of people gathered on the open-air car park of Meadowhall shopping centre and on surrounding streets to see the explosion ten years ago.

The north tower was only partially demolished on the night, though, and the work had to be finished manually.

The towers were once an integral part of people's lives, an ever-present sight for residents living in the Tinsley area and a checkpoint to motorists on the M1.

They were also part of an extensive industrial landscape that has now drastically changed.

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