Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Demolition in Norfolk UK

"Campbell's tower" in King's Lynn, England, demolition on January 15, 2012.

A woman whose father was scalded to death at a Norfolk soup factory in England said she had gained "closure" after being given the opportunity to blow it up.

Sarah Griffiths, 41, triggered the demolition of the former Campbell's factory tower in King's Lynn on Sunday. She said: "The tower is a constant reminder that I have been robbed of my dad. I'm a bit choked up about it because it's a big thing for me to do." Her father, Mike Locke, died in 1995 of severe scalding from a blast of steam.

The tower had been part of the skyline for more than 50 years. It was demolished to make way for a new £40m complex, including a hotel, leisure facilities, restaurants, a car showroom a new supermarket.

Hundreds of people turned out to watch the tower fall at 08:00 GMT. The Campbell's site employed thousands of workers in King's Lynn before it closed in 2007.

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