Video: Historic Colne mill chimney demolished

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An iconic Colne chimney which stood proud above the town for 106 years was pulled down in less than 10 minutes this morning.

The centrepiece chimney at the derelict Glen Mill site off North Valley Road was the last part of the factory standing after a nine week demolition programme to prepare the location for its future as supermarket, pub and industrial units.

Contractors got to work at approximately 9-30am to take the century-old chimney down, and had initially earmarked an hour to complete the job.

But the hydraulic drill used by Howard Stott Demolition Ltd made light work of the structure as the chimney crumbled to the ground in a matter of minutes, leaving Contracts Manager Ryan Noon pleased with how it went.

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