Tinsley Cooling Towers

A landmark in South Yorkshire for over 70 Years

Art Prints


By Mike Bellwood ARPS

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History of the Tinsley Cooling Towers


It was in the 1930’s that they where built, standing over 250ft high, at first glance they looked identical,  but closer inspection showed slight differences in design. The power station which they cooled was closed down in 1970, but as they stood only some 50ft away from the busy M1 and the Tinsley viaduct. They presented a problem to the then Central Electric Generating Board.  The only safe method available then was to to demolish by hand, The towers remained for many years becoming a much loved land mark for the people of South Yorkshire, who new that once the towers came into view, they were nearly home. The building of the nearby Meadowhall shopping centre added to their fame. Recent figures suggest that about 100,000 vehicles passed the towers daily.


After many millions of pounds spent on strengthening the viaduct, it was finally  decided that using modern blasting methods it would be safe to demolish the towers. The owners of the site E-on have decided to build a new £60m Bio Mass power station capable of producing some 25Mw of power. Despite the petitions and campaigns to save them on the night of the 24th of August 2008 watched by thousands of people the towers finally fell.  


Over the years The Tinsley or Meadowhall Towers have inspired works of art, poetry and even been used as the back drop for wedding photographs.


This collection of Photographic art images have been created by Sheffield Photographer Mike Bellwood,  An Associate of the Royal Photographic Society he has been producing fine images for many years. All these images have been printed  onto Archive quality traditional photographic papers and should not be confused with inkjet prints.  

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Wall Art


24 Towers a 12 inch wide art print supplied in a a black slim 16 inch frame  with white boarder. £75.00 Incl Postage and Packaging within UK or £68 if you can collect from us in Sheffield 6


Buy 24 towers framed with UK postage

Falling Towers Poster style original print featuring 4 images in black & white as the towers collapse   supplied in a 18x12 simple slim black frame.  £69.00 incl postage in the UK Or £61 if you can collect from Sheffield 6


Also available as a plain card size A5

Pack of 3 incl UK Postage £6.75

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Buy 24 towers framed collectwith UK postage

Special Collected price £67

With UK Postage & Packing £69

Buy Falling towers Framed Collection

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Buy 3x plain B/W Tower card with UK postage

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