They took nine months to build and just seconds to demolish.

Taken in September 1988 this photo shows the demolition of the chimneys at Kearsley Power Station.

The Bolton News: Kearsley demolition 1988

Environment minister David Trippier pushed the button to send the six chimneys crashing down to earth.

Over 1,000 people gathered to watch as the chimneys - each standing 325 feet high - were toppled.

The power station opened in 1929 and was later extended, closing in 1980.

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