THE dramatic explosion captured during the demolition of the Blandford Railway Arches in Blandford in 1978.

Following the Bournemouth and Bath line being closed to passengers back in 1966, the line remained open to goods traffic until 1969 when Blandford station was closed and the track lifted.

Then the pictured demolition of the Damory railway bridges on the southern approach took place on July 25, 1978.