Kelly's tattoo tribute to Didcot power station wins her a tour of plant

Kelly Green

Kelly Green

First published in Didcot Herald Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter. Please call me on (01865) 425411

sAN Oxfordshire resident so enamoured with Didcot Power Station’s towers she had them tattooed on her leg has been offered a tour of the venue.

Kelly Green, of Greater Leys, had the image forever inked on her shin as a mark of her appreciation of the skyline-dominating plant ahead of its demolition.

And such was the reaction energy firm npower said it wanted to thank the 32-year-old for her dedication and invited her to visit.

A spokesman said: “Didcot A Power Station has always been a proud member of the local community, and it will be a very sad day when the station closes. The memory of this station will certainly live on, not only etched in people’s minds and hearts but also on their legs. We are touched by Mrs Green’s tribute to the station.”

Since publication in the Oxford Mail yesterday, colleagues and friends have clamoured to see the artwork.

She said: “Loads of people have been asking to see it and it has gone down really well on Facebook.

“I’m really glad I had it done now because the reaction has been great, it’s been such fun.”

Mrs Green grew up in Didcot and said the towers held a fond place in many people’s hearts as a sign of home. She enlisted Heaven and Hell Tattoos in Cowley to ensure their image at least would survive.

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7:35am Sat 29 Dec 12

Jason Collie says...

Comments on this story are open. However if there is any personal abuse of Kelly then the comment will be removed and the poster banned.
Comments on this story are open. However if there is any personal abuse of Kelly then the comment will be removed and the poster banned. Jason Collie
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8:32am Sat 29 Dec 12

mechcol says...

Looks like something a 5 year old would draw ,I am sure the tattooist who done this could have done it in a more artistic way with a sweeping lanscape..?
Looks like something a 5 year old would draw ,I am sure the tattooist who done this could have done it in a more artistic way with a sweeping lanscape..? mechcol
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1:35pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Myron Blatz says...

Amazing that someone would do such a thing - so must only be a matter of time before we see avid Tory suporters 'blue inking' the face of David Cameron across their 'rural seats' as we fast-approach County Council elections, closrly followed by the next General Election!
Amazing that someone would do such a thing - so must only be a matter of time before we see avid Tory suporters 'blue inking' the face of David Cameron across their 'rural seats' as we fast-approach County Council elections, closrly followed by the next General Election! Myron Blatz
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5:14pm Sat 29 Dec 12

fredford says...

I,m considering having a tattoo of red bridge recycling centre.....wadya reckon??
I,m considering having a tattoo of red bridge recycling centre.....wadya reckon?? fredford
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5:54pm Sat 29 Dec 12

jumpinconclusions says...

God help us if they ever threaten to close Broadways.......
God help us if they ever threaten to close Broadways....... jumpinconclusions
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