Man photographs same cooling towers for 50 years
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Ironbridge Power Station cooling towers in focus ahead of demolition

A photographer who has spent more than 50 years capturing a power station's cooling towers is creating a new series of images before they disappear forever.

Work is under way to demolish Ironbridge Power Station, a feature of the Shropshire landscape since the 1960s.

Former newspaper photographer Dave Bagnall found himself at the top of one of the towers for a topping-out ceremony in 1967.

The Ironbridge resident has been photographing them ever since.

Ahead of the towers' demolition, he is persuading local people to pose in front of them – his latest subjects The Ironman & Severn Gilders Morris dancers.

Video journalist: John Bray

  • 01 Jul 2019
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