Farewell to Shredded Wheat silos: Pictures of demolition work

PUBLISHED: 14:28 18 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:13 18 January 2018

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

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Demolition work has begun on a Welwyn Garden City landmark, the old Shredded Wheat factory, which will result in the disappearance of 27 silos.

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

There are 45 silos on the old factory site, 18 of which will be retained, Welwyn Hatfield Council has confirmed.

One Twitter user wrote to Welwyn Hatfield Council: “How have you let this happen? Such an iconic piece of the town’s history.. gone.

“You should be utterly ashamed. #architecture #demolition #baddecision.”

In response, the council tweeted back: “18 of the original silos at the site will be retained.

“For background, the site was previously owned by Tesco, which sold it to a developer with planning permission attached.

“We received a new planning app yesterday, which will go on our website asap...”

•MORE: Shredded Wheat plans revealed

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Jen Tucker, who took pictures of the demolition work on Wednesday, January 17, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “It’s [seeing the factory] been part of my childhood.

“It’s such a shame and it’s a very sad time for our beloved Welwyn Garden City.

“Not to see it everyday is just so sad.

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

“It’s been a big part of Welwyn Garden City.”

But Welwyn Garden City resident Jenna-Marie Winch said: “I think its about time it was removed.

“It’s an abandoned dangerous site.

“There wasn’t going to be any Shredded Wheat made again in there.

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

“Memories are memories, which are lovely, but it’s been a waste of useful space and again dangerous.

“I do think the space could be used for something more practical like a leisure park or pool etc.”

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

Demolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny LooDemolition has started of the old Shredded Wheat factory on Broadwater Road West,�Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Danny Loo

End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Jen Tucker
End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Jen Tucker

End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Jen Tucker
End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Jen Tucker

End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Jen Tucker
End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Jen Tucker

End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Jen Tucker
End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Jen Tucker

End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Jen Tucker
End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Jen Tucker

End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Jen Tucker
End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Jen Tucker

End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Jen Tucker
End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Jen Tucker

End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Jen Tucker
End of an era: Demolition work at the old Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Jen Tucker

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