IT WAS one of the town’s most difficult days when a power station that has dominated the landscape for decades turned into a site of tragedy.

Yesterday the people of Didcot took a moment to honour the four men who died when part of a boiler house collapsed on February, 23, 2016.

Former mayor Des Healy, who worked at the power station, said: “Amongst everything that has been said, the most important thing is that four workmen went through the gate that day to start a shift and never came home.

“That should be at the forefront of everybody’s mind.

“What the families have been through over the past two years is unimaginable.

“The people of Didcot will never forget them.”

Flowers were laid and the town’s flag flew at half mast while a minute's silence was held at 11am.

Current mayor Jackie Billington said the power station has attracted people to Didcot for decades, some temporary, and some who have set down permanent roots.

She added: “Residents owe a debt of gratitude to each of these visitors for they have helped shape this town into the community we are proud to call home.

“Two years ago four such visitors died and we wish to honour their memory.”

She said she hopes the town will one day be able to set up a permanent memorial.

Police continue to investigate the causes of the collapse and may still bring charges against companies and individuals involved.