View Full Version : 1 year today since tinsley towers were demolished


piskeymax
24-08-2009, 09:22
As it says tinsley towers were demolished 1 year ago today.
Driving into sheffield just isnt the same without them.
I always felt a bit fed up coming back to sheffield after my hols but now the towers are gone its even worse - I wonder if EON still think they did the right thing?

bus man
24-08-2009, 09:23
Its gone quiet on the work of art front hasnt it

RIZRAT
24-08-2009, 09:30
Wonder how many people have missed the turn off for meadowhell in the last year :hihi::hihi:

AccountClosed2
24-08-2009, 09:51
Hi

Today is the one year anniversary of Tinsley Cooling Towers been demolished.

What do you remember of the towers??

What did you like the most about the towers??

Should they ever had been demolished??

Your Thoughts on the towers??

satman2222
24-08-2009, 10:42
They have only just started clearing up the rubble and reducing it to hardcore! Don't expect anything else happening in a hurry!

SYorksDeano
24-08-2009, 10:49
I still miss the towers, but have noticed that despite E:ON saying that they needed to be demolished because they were unsafe and they had plans for the land that the towers were sat on, nothing has happened. No planning permission or nothing.

So was E:ON just lying to the residents of Sheffield and Rotherham? My own personal opinion is that the towers could have stayed up longer, and that whatever plans E:ON had for the site, then the towers could have been incorporated.

But like people have said before, money talks............

chem1st
24-08-2009, 11:02
They want to hurry up and build that power station.

andyrad29
24-08-2009, 11:26
seems like it was going to cost too much to maintain them so it was cheaper to blow them up, anyone feel lied to?

wenders18
24-08-2009, 11:38
Theres some great photos of the towers and the demolision of them on a friend of mines website here:

http://www.markmacleanphotography.com/Tinsley_Towers.php

feelinolder
24-08-2009, 11:55
They were just chimneys - get over it!!

Bruno
24-08-2009, 11:59
Wonder how many people have missed the turn off for meadowhell in the last year :hihi::hihi:


I generally look for those blue motorway signs for when i need to get off a motorway:roll:

Weathergirl
24-08-2009, 12:11
There were no need to take them down. They were there since 1942 i think. Wasn't hurting anything!

It looks soo different! They should be ashamed of themselves taking heart of Sheffield away! Piece of History.

Sharp87
24-08-2009, 12:13
horrible unpleasant eyesores that were ultimately a waste of space.

SYorksDeano
24-08-2009, 12:19
seems like it was going to cost too much to maintain them so it was cheaper to blow them up, anyone feel lied to?

Yep I feel lied to. What happened to the work that was meant to start as soon as the towers came down???

andyrad29
24-08-2009, 12:35
Yep I feel lied to. What happened to the work that was meant to start as soon as the towers came down???

yeah they wanted the land cleared asap to start work, or thats what they told us so they could blow them up!

piskeymax
24-08-2009, 13:33
Hi

Today is the one year anniversary of Tinsley Cooling Towers been demolished.

What do you remember of the towers??

What did you like the most about the towers??

Should they ever had been demolished??

Your Thoughts on the towers??

Tom

Yeah thats what the post title says............
thought people could make there own mind up what they put in reply instead of answering questions!

Saracen 1000
24-08-2009, 13:36
Fantastic site and a huge piece of land with ideal motorway access.
What about building a new prison or immigration holding centre on the land.........

brightside
24-08-2009, 14:35
remember was last year Bank holiday

andyrad29
24-08-2009, 14:38
Fantastic site and a huge piece of land with ideal motorway access.
What about building a new prison or immigration holding centre on the land.........

I think Sheffield needs some more luxury appartments!:hihi:

Captain_Scarlet
24-08-2009, 15:48
They were just chimneys - get over it!!Yes they were just chimneys but us people like things however mondain they may be. These chimneys were unique though not too dissimilar to other cooling towers but a lot of us simply like them.
Others who didn't particular like them just miss them, it's a question of habit.

Like them, love them, hate; we just miss 'em.

chimay
24-08-2009, 16:22
I generally look for those blue motorway signs for when i need to get off a motorway:roll:

When I was too little to know what road signs meant I knew that when I saw the towers the long boring journey was almost at it's end and I'd soon be home. Mind you nowadays I don't live anywhere near Sheffield so I don't look for the towers to tell me I'm nearly home. We do visit Sheffield every so often and it just doesn't feel the same without seeing the towers anymore.:(

Vague_Boy
24-08-2009, 23:45
I think Sheffield needs some more luxury appartments!:hihi:

:hihi: Too true. The 2 great rules of life are: You can never be too thin or build too many "luxury" apartments in a city. :)

chem1st
24-08-2009, 23:59
I think Sheffield needs some more luxury appartments!:hihi:

In all fairness the poster did say prison :hihi:

andyrad29
25-08-2009, 08:28
In all fairness the poster did say prison :hihi:

aah yes so he did! :hihi:

_hixxy_
25-08-2009, 16:16
if you wanted them up WHY on earth didnt you do a protest or something like that

mad_hatter
25-08-2009, 16:34
if you wanted them up WHY on earth didnt you do a protest or something like that

Many protests were done but because EON had under-dug and allowed water etc get into the base and foundations of each tower they were said to be unsafe and had to be demolished.

_hixxy_
25-08-2009, 16:41
oh right but could of been repaired

Sheff2006
25-08-2009, 19:38
Yes and I still miss them! Only a couple of weeks ago I was returning home from Leeds and once I got to the Meadowhall exit, it was sad to see the gap where the towers were.

GrooveArmada
26-08-2009, 00:26
life is passing so fast feels only like a few months ago

marky09
28-08-2009, 17:07
Time flys doesnt seem a year at all

CorkerSWFC
28-08-2009, 17:17
As it says tinsley towers were demolished 1 year ago today.
Driving into sheffield just isnt the same without them.
I always felt a bit fed up coming back to sheffield after my hols but now the towers are gone its even worse - I wonder if EON still think they did the right thing?

God that's gone really quick that, it doesn't seem two minutes ago when they went down.

wwefan
28-08-2009, 19:11
They were just chimneys - get over it!!

they was not just chimneys they was a landmark to sheffield. you know when you was in sheffield when you came past them

CorkerSWFC
28-08-2009, 19:30
they was not just chimneys they was a landmark to sheffield. you know when you was in sheffield when you came past them

Yeah like the smell of sheep crap when you leave Chester for Wales lol.

khana46
03-09-2009, 02:12
Whether you liked them or not, they were a part of Sheffield.

yonkon
03-09-2009, 03:04
thanks for sharing this information. good job.

Number Six
03-09-2009, 04:50
I quite liked the towers, but ultimately I wasn't prepared to pay towards their maintenance. I suppose Eon or whoever it was that knocked them down took the view that most of their customers and shareholders would rather they used their money for something other than preserving some large, useless relics.

That said, now they know that piskeymax suffers mild, transient melancholy to come back from holiday and not see them, they might regret saving that million pounds per year, who knows?