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Consett furnace and steel worker
Travel back in time to the steel plants that made the North East world famous.
Take a journey inside the steel works and see the blast furnaces of Consett and Redcar.

Protester's banner (Read the history of the industry in the North East of England) Steel worker (Watch the blast furnacees in action) Steel worker protesting (Watch a film about Consett Steelworks)

The Closure of Consett - Consett Steelworks (1980/colour/sound)
Consett steelworks in County Durham on the eve of its closure. (1 minute 24 seconds �BBC)

Inside the Steelworks - Consett Steelworks (1980/colour/sound)
Inside the Consett steel works men work at the furnaces producing steel. Hot metal blocks and rods roll down chutes. (2 minutes 41 seconds �BBC)

Police and Pickets - Consett Steelworks (1980/colour/silent)
Demonstrators and pickets protesting about the proposed closure of the Consett steelworks. (50 seconds �BBC)

Demolition - Consett Steelworks (1980/colour/silent)
The destruction of one of the Consett steel works in one of the largest ever demolition schemes in Europe. (17 seconds �BBC)

Consett Steel Works - When the Dust Settles (1999/colour/sound)
A tour round the Consett Steelworks in the Seventies. (1 minute 57 seconds �BBC)

Redcar Blast Furnace - Redcar Works (1970s/colour/silent)
The Redcar steel plant in Teesside was a major employer in the 1970s. (1 minute 38 seconds �NRFTA)

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