RETRO VIDEO: ON THIS DAY: Doncaster Council House is demolished

The Council House comes crashing to the ground.
The Council House comes crashing to the ground.

This is the moment exactly two years ago today when the former offices of Doncaster Council were blown up in a spectacular explosion.

At 8.15am on July 20, 2014, the 39m, 12 storey high building on College Road came crashing to the ground under a controlled blast.

Residents lined the streets to witness the event as the redundant building was reduced to rubble in a matter of seconds.

Demolition firm DSR Demolition Ltd carried out the demolition of the Council House, which were Doncaster Council’s main offices until the new Civic Buildings were opened.

The building was previously the headquarters of the National Coal Board and was the scene of several clashes between pickets and police during the 1984-85 Miners' Strike.