25 September 2006 — E.ON UK has announced the date for the demolition of High Marnham Power Station’s boiler house.
The 150-foot structure at High Marnham Power Station is to be demolished at 11am on 5 October by specialist contractors who have been carefully decommissioning the station for over two years.
Chris Clewes, Site Manager at High Marnham, said: “The boiler house is expected to come down in a matter of seconds in a controlled explosion carried out by a team of experts.”
Retford resident Julie Rogers will be pushing the button on the day following her win in a charity raffle that raised over £3,500 for the South Clifton & District Sports Association and the local air ambulance and saw thousands of locals trying to win the chance to demolish the station’s boiler house.
“We were approached about the raffle soon after the demolition began and it seemed to be a great way to put something back into the local community, at the same time as offering someone a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Chris.
“I’m delighted that the organisers have managed to raise so much money for two really worthwhile causes and we look forward to welcoming Julia to the site for demolition day.”
High Marnham Power Station was closed in 2003 following nearly 45 years of operation.