• The Post Office Tower, Emergency Scaffolding 1971
  • The Post Office Tower, Emergency Scaffolding 1971

The Post Office Tower

On the 31st October 1971, the Post Office Tower (now the BT Tower) was damaged in an alleged IRA bomb plot; debris from the explosion was hazardous and the fire service struggled to reach the structure. Within hours, Pat Hanifan and his team of scaffolders arrived on the scene to construct a rig to allow access. However, the firemen refused to enter the building, so Coventry cradle-hand Benny Watts stepped up and removed the twisted metal debris himself; he received the BEM for bravery as a result.

Find out more about our emergency scaffolding work in the 1970s here.


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