Campbells Soup Tower Demolition Brings in the Crowds

Campbells Soup Tower Demolition from R G Carter.

Sunday 15 January saw a dramatic change in the skyline over the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn.

Thousands gathered to watch as the famous Campbell’s soup tower was razed to the ground.

The tower had been an iconic part of the landscape since it was built, by R G Carter, in 1959.  At its peak the 63 acre factory employed more than 700 workers and supplied Campbell’s soup to the whole of Europe.

Sunday’s explosion was set off by Sarah Griffiths whose father, Mike Locke, was tragically killed at the factory in 1995.

R G Carter will be redeveloping the area to create a Tesco store, hotel, restaurant, public house and car showroom.