Cottam Power Station

Cottam power station

I have never thought of the Trent valley power stations as being a blight on the landscape. Despite the pollution and their dominance they are a thing of beauty.

My father  (Cyril Goddard) was a site foreman on Cottam and High Marnham stations during their building in the 1960s. As you can see from the photo, health and safety weren’t as much of an issue in those days, not even a safety-net!

I remember as a small child hearing him tell my mother that the workers were campaigning to senior management for the issue of safety hats for all workers. He does look good in a beret though.

Eat your heart out Lewis Hine 😉