Alf O’Brien

Alf O’Brien (1912-1988) Someone came to the site looking for information on Alf O’Brien. When I writing of Consett artist Phil Bartle I made reference to South Shields artist and one-time painter and decorator Alf O’Brien. Alf had a number … Continue reading

History of Iron and Steel Industry

Someone came to the site looking for a history of the Iron and Steel Industry, this link to the Valuation Office Agency site may well help. Hope it does. http://www.voa.gov.uk/corporate/Publications/Manuals/RatingManual/RatingManualVolume5/sect540/b-rat-man-vol5-s540.html And another very readable look at the process. http://www.igg.org.uk/gansg/12-linind/steel-addnl.htm

Hownsgill Plate Mill

Hownsgill Plate Mill 1959 An important film on the construction of the Mill. The film is broken-up into three parts Part One http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8c2_1302890322 Part Two http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=da8_1302898373 Part Three http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=150_1302970570

Made of Steel Show

Today we were at Consett Juniors for our MADE OF STEEL show (stories, songs and film) with performances at 9.00 and 1.00. We had a lovely day. http://www.consett-jun.durham.sch.uk/

Made of Steel Shows @ The Lodge

Some photos of our MADE OF STEEL shows at the Lodge in Blackhill & Consett Park. Our next shows are at Consett Junior School on Wednesday June 5th. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Consett-Steelworks-Made-of-Steel/527319113963679#!/photo.php?fbid=621231474572442&set=a.621230397905883.1073741827.527319113963679&type=1&theater