This was the grimiest, most polluted, and most densely populated area of Manchester. It was an area dominated not only by the power station but the colliery and steelworks at the height of east Manchester's industrial past. Nowadays they have all been replaced by the soaring pylons of the City of Manchester Stadium and the domed roof of the Velodrome. The cooling towers of the power station were demolished in February 1978.
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