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I have been talking to a lot of people since the time and date for the demolition was announced and
these differing view points would appear to be reflected across the area.
While I feel that a campaign started in the last few months to save the power station was a little too late to do any good I do understand the sentiments that inspired it.
Peregrine falcons have regularly nested there, it has been used in numerous films and TV shows and could even have been called the star of FULL METAL CHALLENGE a few years ago.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XEWv4h_Hsc
http://nellyurbex.blogspot.com/2011/06/richborough-power-station-kent-june.html It is quite hard at the moment finding anything about the History of the power station because all the links are for the demolition. I have heard that the construction won an award for design when it was built - I cannot find out more as yet. http://www.open-sandwich.co.uk/town_history/richborough_port.htm
I found found all kinds of linked items such as Port Richborough and information on the East Kent Light Railway EKLR and of course the Kent coal fields which originally supplied the coal for the power station. So I will finish with a debate found on THE KENT HISTORY FORUM http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=2383.15