Here is another example of the key information that is available at the Durham Mining Museum
Ref: ND/De 47
‘No case for closure’ , a reply by the Joint Trade Unions of Consett Steel Works, to the British Steel Corporation ‘s document, ‘The Case for Consett Closure’, 7 July 1980
And here is a link to the site:
Further analysis of the reasoning behind the closure of Consett can be found in
‘The International Steel Industry: Restructuring, State Policies and Localities’
By Raymond Hudson, David Sadler
Sample pages of the book can be found here:
And here is a Masters dissertation from Durham University
Changing employment relations in a local labour market:
Consett after the closure
Wray, David (1993) Masters thesis, Durham University
And the link:
Another close look at the decline of two of our heavy industries in the north east.
‘A tale of two industries the contraction of coal and steel in the north east of England.’
And (again) here is the link.