Dramatic footage shows cooling towers at historic UK power station being demolished

Hundreds of people travelled to the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution to watch the iconic cooling towers at Ironbridge Power Station, in west England, get demolished.

The four 400ft high towers collapsed in just four seconds in a cloud of dust at 11 am on Friday (December 6).

The power station helped to provide the UK with energy for 46 years and became an imposing feature at the heart of Ironbridge Gorge.

Crowds of people turned up in Shropshire to watch the towers come down while millions of internet users watched the demolition which was live-streamed online.