Author Topic: Didcot  (Read 136848 times)

orraloon

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #925 on: 18 August, 2019, 09:22:01 pm »
Wow.  Whodathunk.  Explode down mega cooling towers x3 and there might be a bit of flying debris.

Kim

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #926 on: 18 August, 2019, 09:40:37 pm »
Wow.  Whodathunk.  Explode down mega cooling towers x3 and there might be a bit of flying debris.

Well obviously.  The story is that they miscalculated the radius of the unsafe area.

Jaded

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #927 on: 30 August, 2019, 07:56:33 am »
Oh dear. It is a shadow of its former self, just three chimneys rising above the grey. All identity gone. The only exciting thing was switching from dieseasel to leccy. That’s normally done at Swindon.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #928 on: 15 September, 2019, 07:15:10 pm »
They're supposed to have fixed the Steventon bridge problem and should be pan-up from Swindon to Paddington. Or so I thought.
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RideHard

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #929 on: 10 October, 2019, 01:32:21 am »
Does that effect the Sustrans Cycleway, behind what was the power station???
What have they planned for the old power station site... more housing or business park, Education facility or Milton extension on the brownfield site? Didcot need more leisure facilities.. to draw people in.. mega car boot-site or Crazy golf paradise.
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Guy

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #930 on: 10 October, 2019, 09:29:19 am »
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Didcot need more leisure facilities.. to draw people in.. mega car boot-site or Crazy golf paradise.

It'll take more than a car boot sale or crazy golf to persuade me to visit Didcot
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Re: Didcot
« Reply #931 on: 10 October, 2019, 10:07:10 pm »
But but but but but steam trains! Old rolling stock! Working steam locomotives! And you don't even have to enter Didcot proper, just walk out of the back of the railway station & into the reason you got off the train there.
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hellymedic

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #932 on: 26 October, 2019, 04:55:04 pm »
My friend Baker on Board is at some sort of Food Festival in Didcot Civic Hall today.

He has posted the obligatory food and Kitchen Activity pictures on Facebook.

PaulF

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #933 on: 28 October, 2019, 04:47:42 pm »
There was a massive plume of smoke over Didcot this morning

Jaded

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #934 on: 28 October, 2019, 05:21:21 pm »
Wasn’t me, guv, I passed through at speed.
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mattc

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #935 on: 07 February, 2020, 06:54:31 pm »
The final (and tallest) bit is due for de-Erection on Sunday morning 7-9am. Sorry this is short-notice - had a very distracting week at work, and this has snuck up on me (there's been very little local chatter about it - well basically none, TBH ...)

https://www.group.rwe/en/press/rwe-generation/2020-01-29-final-phase-of-demolition-of-didcot-a-power-station

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #936 on: 07 February, 2020, 07:30:51 pm »
The final (and tallest) bit is due for de-Erection on Sunday morning 7-9am.
I read that as 're-erection'. Which was puzzling.
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mattc

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #937 on: 09 February, 2020, 07:53:18 am »
BANG
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Re: Didcot
« Reply #938 on: 09 February, 2020, 07:55:19 am »
Yes, heard it, windows rattled briefly (7km ish away).
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PaulF

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #939 on: 09 February, 2020, 08:07:20 am »
Heard it when I was walking the dog from about 10 miles away. Thought it was something local being blown over.

MikeFromLFE

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #940 on: 09 February, 2020, 11:39:10 am »
I guess I won't be able to sit in the car park at West Ilseley and repeat this sketch from July 2007 then?
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Re: Didcot
« Reply #941 on: 22 March, 2020, 10:01:26 pm »
The consultation for 'Didcot and Surrounding Area Infrastructure Improvements Update' has arrived:  including new Thames crossing west of Appleford.

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/DidcotAreaInfrastructureUpdate/consultationHome

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #942 on: 23 March, 2020, 11:33:17 am »
I would want a "science bridge" to be made from carbon nanotubes, or at least to be suspended by supercooled electromagnets.

It'll probably just be a ferroconcrete slab, though  >:(
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mattc

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #943 on: 23 March, 2020, 06:54:10 pm »
I would want a "science bridge" to be made from carbon nanotubes, or at least to be suspended by supercooled electromagnets.

It'll probably just be a ferroconcrete slab, though  >:(
It's OK RZ, you can keep going the long way round if you want :)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #944 on: 11 May, 2020, 08:15:01 pm »
From another part of the interwebulars:
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I have just been for a walk and there were a total of 8 cars spread across the 4 car parks (total capacity 2000+) at Didcot Parkway
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mattc

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #945 on: 07 November, 2020, 01:09:08 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000p1h5

New series of the Marcus Brigstocke green comedy.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #946 on: 10 November, 2020, 01:34:20 pm »
Apparently there's a new bike parking facility at Didcot station and it's, gasp, a building!

(Not sure who took the photo)
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Re: Didcot
« Reply #947 on: 13 January, 2021, 02:29:56 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-47316027

I can't believe we missed this peach on Rightmove.
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mattc

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Re: Didcot
« Reply #948 on: 13 January, 2021, 10:38:15 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-47316027

I can't believe we missed this peach on Rightmove.
Brilliant.

Now: own up - how on earth did you find that. It's from Feb 2019!
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Re: Didcot
« Reply #949 on: 14 January, 2021, 01:38:25 pm »
Apparently there's a new bike parking facility at Didcot station and it's, gasp, a building!

(Not sure who took the photo)

Deli for bike thieves? 
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