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Oldbury Power Station

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51°38'53"-02°34'10" show decimal

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Oldbury Power Station
Oldbury Naite, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, BS35 1RQ

Oldbury nuclear power station opened in 1967. In November 2011, Oldbury was among only 54 organisations to be awarded the British Safety Council's Sword of Honour.

Originally due to close in 2008, the site was finally decommissioned on 29th February 2012.

How to get here:

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Road: M5 - Exit junction 14, heading west on the B4509 (signposted Berkeley), and then left. At the church, turn right and follow the road towards Rockhampton. Continue on to Newton, turn right through Lower Morton, then turn right towards Oldbury. Bear right towards Oldbury Naite and the power station is at the end of the road. (7 miles, 15m) +

Parking Details

Car Park (for visiting the nature trail)

This location is private and has no or limited access only. The power station is private, but you can walk around the outside on a nature trail that is open to the public. Please note the visitor centre has been closed since 2006 though signs are still up for it!

 

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Photograph taken: 23rd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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The Hand of Fear (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 16-17 Jun 1976
The power station does not explode when hit by nuclear missiles!

 

 

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Photograph taken: 23rd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

"Taken from the nature trail path as it returns to the car park along the roadside."

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The Hand of Fear (1)
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Filmed: 16-17 Jun 1976
The Doctor and Dr Carter drive up to the power station.

 

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 23rd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

"Taken from the nature trail path as it runs by the buildings. I was a little off here - the gates are just to the left of where I actually took the photo."

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The Hand of Fear (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 16-17 Jun 1976
Sarah walks up to the power station entrance.

The Hand of Fear (1)
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Filmed: 16-17 Jun 1976
Armed guards surround the Doctor and Dr Carter as the enter the power station.

 

Other nearby locations:

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Stokefield Close (The Hand of Fear). Road (4.6 miles, 11m) : Head along Foss Lane, and then turn left into Oldbury Lane. At the end turn right into Butt Lane, and then right onto the B4061 (Gloucester Road). When you reach the roundabout in the village, go straight across onto Castle Street, then turn left into Stokefield Close. Parking There are a lot of yellow lines around here! You could briefly park in the local government building!

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Berkeley Power Station (The Pirate Planet): 4.42 miles.

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Chepstow Castle (The Rebel Flesh