Daughter of man killed at King’s Lynn Campbell’s Soup Tower wins right to detonate it
SARAH Griffiths, from Clenchwarton, got to press the plunger that detonated the Campbell’s Soup Tower in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. In 1995, her father, Mick Locke, died from severe scalding from a blast of steam while working in the factory.
Said Sarah, a mother-of-two:
“The tower is a constant reminder that I have been robbed of my dad. I’m a bit choked up about it because it’s a big thing for me to do and I feel very pleased to be given the chance of closure.”
She won the right to destroy the tower by winning a local newspaper’s contest.
Sarah Griffiths adds:
“I feel honoured that I have been chosen against so many other people – I hope they understand my need to do this.”
One day other building will be exploded: Tony Blair’s childhood home; the room where Maggie Thatcher decided to close the mines; New Scotland Yard. Detonators will be on a first come, first served basis…
Sarah Griffiths, 41, from Clenchwarton, near King's Lynn, who lost her father Mick Locke in 1995, after he died from severe scalding from a blast of steam while working in the former Campbell's factory, stands in front of the demolished Campbell's Soup Tower in King's Lynn, after she was given an unusual outlet for her grief - after winning the opportunity to blow up the building.