SODC: Didcot power station demolition – 27 July

Despite the planned 3 – 5am demolition of the three south cooling towers at Didcot on Sunday 27 July, many people across Oxfordshire are already making plans on where to get the best view. The demolition contractors are recommending that people stay inside and watch the blow down, which is being streamed live on the internet at It’s clear though that many people view this as a historic occasion and intend to be there whatever the time.

The Earth Trust, the charity that looks after Wittenham Clumps, anticipating a lot of people will look for a lofty, panoramic view of the power station, is opening its car park to visitors from midnight on Saturday 26/ Sunday 27 July to prevent people from parking on the narrow country lanes. Earth Trust is asking people using its car park to make a charitable donation. More information and safety considerations can be found at