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Skelton Grange power Station.


Skelton Grange power Station.
Description:
Ist August 1983. View of Skelton Grange Power Station looking from Belle Isle towards Stourton. The street in the foreground with parked car is Winrose Grove. In the middle distance, a car can be seen travelling on the M1 urban motorway, which would later be re-designated the M621 following construction of the A1 - M1 Link in the 1990s. Beyond the motorway is the freightliner rail terminal. The power station closed in 1994 and was demolished in 1998.

User Comments:

Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Looking at the photo now its hard to remember Skelton Grange looked so close, I lived on Belle Isle Road and used to come up the hill shown delivering papers for Charle Anderson and the power station seemed well in the distance.

Date:
30-Jul-2013

Email:
petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Peter Jackson

Comment:
Had a closer look at the photo and am convinced its been tampered with, the definition between the power station and the houses are such it just does not look right, also all the concrete structures just behind the street lamp is where Woodhouse cemetary is. The scene is not how I remember it and not as it was. Just trick photography nothing more. Hope more comments follow.

Date:
30-Jul-2013

Email:
petermj67@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
Vern

Comment:
I see Mr. Jackson's point but I'm not convinced that this a doctored photo. Winrose Grove slopes downhill and with such a massive object centred in the pic it's possible that there's a fair degree of foreshortning. I had friends on the Winroses and Newhalls as a kid, and SG looked massive from there - but then again, everything does when one is a kid and it's 40 years ago! I lived not too far away (Manor Farm Way) and it seemed very close from my bedroom window.

Date:
19-Aug-2013

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
I agree with Peter, this shot appears to be foreshortened the power station from here would be at least 2 miles away. The Yorkshire Copper Works would be extreme right roofing showing quite a few of their chimney tops just bottom of the house roof slope on the right.

Date:
19-Aug-2013

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
I seem to remember this Power Station when it was first built. If my memory serves me correctly, there were only two cooling towers at that time. Was it the late 1940's /early 1950's???

Date:
22-Aug-2013

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
chris gore

Comment:
had a temp job there in 80s stripping asbestos for a sheffield firm i remember it was a fair drive up from the main road i think for the chimneys to tower over background the back half of picture was taken at a lower nearer level.

Date:
05-Jan-2014

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