DIDCOT Civic Hall has embraced its powerful history with a series of artworks.
A collection of mosaics, originally commissioned by Didcot A Power Station in the 1970s, have been donated to the hall.
Power station owners RWE npower donated the artworks, which formerly hung in the station’s dining hall, to the town to keep the legacy of Didcot A alive.
Three of the coal-fired power station’s six cooling towers were demolished on July 27.
The mosaics, created by Harwell artist Pauline Gibson, depict machinery and workings of the power station.
Hall manager Rachael Spindler said: “Accepting the mosaics allows us to embrace the history of the power station, and thereby a huge part of our local history.”
The remaining structures at Didcot A will be demolished over the next two and a half years.
RWE Generation decommissioning manager Roger Barnes said: “I have worked at the power station for many years, the mosaic artwork was exhibited in the director’s dining room as a large feature wall for all our visitors to see.
“It is sad to see the demolition of the Didcot A Power Station so we are really pleased to have found a lasting home for this inspiring piece of historic artwork.”
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