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Westbury cement works chimney demolished

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The BBC is reporting that a 122 m high industrial chimney in Wiltshire has been demolished.

The Westbury cement works, owned by Tarmac, were constructed in the 1960s and mothballed in 2009.

The chimney was brought down by a controlled explosion. Schoolgirl Lily Sargent pressed the demolition button after winning a local competition.

The demolition marks the end of over 40 years of cement production at the site.

The cement works are about 1.6 km to the north east of Westbury, with the chimney formerly visible from miles away.


Edited from source by Joseph Green. Source: BBC

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/20092016/westbury-cement-works-chimney-demolished-297/

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