Here is a link to recordings Steve Thompson has sent me and the background to them taking place.
Please cut and past the link:
Men of Steel
Circa 1998: I (Steve Thompson) went to Consett Men’s Forum and recorded several former Steel Workers telling stories about the works. Thanks to my Dad for setting this up. Two of the interviewees were my uncles, Bill and Gilbert (sadly no longer with us) and my Grandfather even gets a mention too so this is why I place the stories here