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Didcot A Power Station

Didcot Power Station has been a local landmark since 1970 and the closure of Didcot A later this year is evoking strong emotions in local people.

During the past 25 years the power station has inspired art work such as photography and poems and the people’s choice at the 2011 art exhibition was “you’ll miss us when we’re gone” by Charlie Davies.

To mark the 25th anniversary National Power produced a tribute, Didcot Power Station 25 years 1970 – 1995.  More recently Npower have compiled a history of the Power Station in photos and facts.  Copies of these documents can be seen by clicking on the highlighted text.

The Power Station has seen many milestones from the initial excavations in 1964 to the announcement of the closure of Didcot A in 2012. 

More information about Didcot Power Station can be found on the RWE website.


Npower have produced a book to commemorate the history of the power station and the site for over forty years generation.  The publication includes construction, privatisation and photographs taken throughout these years. 


The book also includes a collection of more recent photographs taken by site employees.  A copy of the book is available to view in the Information Centre.