MyBradwell Community Memory Bank Launched
Today, Bradwell B launches an interactive archive to celebrate the memories of communities in and
around Bradwell, the Blackwater, and the Dengie Peninsula.
The Dengie, with its long history of nuclear power and energy generation, hosts thousands of
memories in the minds of generations of workers, their families and the communities they have lived
Having marked 56 years since the opening of the original Bradwell nuclear power station earlier this
year, the new Bradwell B project has begun to collate these memories, photographs and films.
Anyone who has worked at the original station, who have friends and family with close ties to the
station and those who have fond memories of the area, are encouraged to share.
The original power station generated enough low carbon electricity cumulatively throughout its lifetime
to power 15 million homes for one year. The Bradwell B project is proposing to continue this
achievement with its proposed reactor technology capable of producing enough low carbon power for
2million homes at any one time.
The archive is available at mybradwell.bradwellb.co.uk. Those interested can email their memories
along with any photos or videos to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by using #MyBradwell on social media.
Alan Raymant, CEO of Bradwell B, said:
“To make this archive special, we’re inviting people to share their memories.
“We will continue to add memories as the Bradwell B project moves forward. I look forward to
#MyBradwell growing bigger by the day.”
Work has been continuing at Bradwell B to better understand the site and local area. Transport
surveys have just begun in order to model traffic on local roads. Further offshore surveys are starting
this month on the Blackwater estuary including inter-tidal surveys by hovercraft to understand water
temperatures, and survey vessels monitoring wave, current and temperature data. On shore will see
the erection of a new meteorological mast over the coming weeks.
All the information collected will feed into our initial proposals for Bradwell B, which we will consult on
in detail with the public over the next few years.