Kilroot Power Station

Details

Location

Belfast Lough, Carrickfergus, Kilroot

Year

1981

Source

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

03min 21sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Sam Bell

Rights Holder

Sam Bell

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Enjoy vertigo-inducing views from the top of Northern's Ireland's only coal-fired power station!


A head for heights is required as we gaze down from the top of Kilroot Power Station. At its pinnacle height of 198 metres, the station is one of the tallest buildings in the UK. Looking down from the smoke-wreathed platform, the camera captures stunning views of the surrounding countryside, be it the cars in the parking lot which appear shrunk to dinky toy proportions, or the sinuous outline of Belfast Lough.

Notes

Situated near Carrickfergus, Kilroot Power Station is a coal, oil and biomass power station and produces one-third of Northern Ireland's electricity.
 

Credits

This film was shot by amateur filmmaker Sam Bell.

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