Hartlepool Steel Works
Taken in the mid 1980s, the image shows the Steelworks' Bridge on the left and trucks on the complex of train lines between the steelworks and Coronation Drive. Much of the North Works was demolished in 1977.More detail »
Workman in the steelworks
Here an operator is throwing salt on to a plate which is being rolled. When the plate goes back between the rolls for its next pass the salt is breaks down the scale (iron oxide) and the water washes it away. This method has long since ceased to be a process in steel making.More detail »
THe highlight at Longhill surrounded by the North Steel Works. The light was built in 1839 along with the Low Light at Seaton. One light shone above the other to give double lights as a warning to the vessels out at sea.
If you look behind the lamp post in right-hand side of the image you will see the rising conveyor gallery that carried the iron ore and coke breeze up to the surge bins in the building immediately to the left of the lamp post. The mixed ore and breeze was then conveyed to the building to the left again to be sintered and sent to the nearby blast furnaces of the South Durham Steel and Iron Company.
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Image shows the Steelworks' Bridge and the derelict offices in Mainsforth Terrace taken in the mid 1980s. The steps to the bridge are just out of sight on the left.
The photograph has been taken with the photographer standing just inside where the steelworks gate was located.
The derelict offices through the bridge where the offices of South Durham Steel Iron Co.More detail »