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.

Cottam power station and swans

Cyril Goddard

My father  (Cyril Goddard) was a site foreman on Cottam power station during its building in the 1960s. As you can see, health and safety weren’t as much of an issue in those days, no hard-hats or safety-net! I remember as a small child hearing him tell my mother that the workers were campaigning for the issue of safety hats for all workers. He does look good in a beret though. Eat your heart out Lewis Hine 😉

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