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Farewell to chimney

February 26, 2016 11:41 AM
By WC
Cement chimney

The owners of the former Westbury cement factory have said the chimney will be demolished this spring.

The 400 feet high structure has stood for half a century. The cement works - once one of the region's biggest factories - is to be demolished.

The factory was mothballed in 2009. Now the owner, Tarmac, has begun to pull it down.

Demolishing the buildings, breaking up all the equipment and removing it will take months, but the chimney will go quickly in an explosion.

A public meeting is being held at The Laverton Hall, Bratton Road, Westbury on 17th March from 4pm - 7pm. Representatives from Tarmac will be at the meeting to answer any questions.

Picture credit - Wiltshire Council