Consett Steel Works 1980

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)

Filmed in 1980 in the year of ‘The Works’ closure a BBC film captures steel making. No atmospheric music, just the noise and men working: it’s powerful.

And here is a link to the BBC page where you will find the film and another four relating to the Consett Works.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nationonfilm/location/north-east-cumbria/wearside.shtml

Running time 2.41

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