Worked contracting on big B and at Lackenby for UK Construction, and for OSC at SBCO.https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/bittersweet-moment-iconic-redcar-blast-18762083
Looks like the site clearance is picking up pace.
Anyone planning on contributing to the tours/legacy?
That went a long time ago. I remember watching from the top of the lift shaft on the BOS Plant the flattening of Clay Lane Blast.Worked in the Rod Mill before the big strike, never went back when it finished. Would be nice to have a visit for old times sake.
I worked there . The site is dangerous with lots of issues . Concast has underground water treatment tunnels , care must be taken , and I hope they use ex SSI people with the knowledge of the site to help with the re development . The blast is an eye sore on Redcar and needs flattening to give our area a chance .
Not many places have a beach you can walk on from the gare to saltburn .
I hope the People in charge of the re development think about all avenues , including Sirius .
The Gare to Saltburn could be a fantastic parade if people see the vision .
I won't live to see it , but I hope future generations will .
It's a shame they can't save the furnace, or something, just to give future generations an idea of the scale of it.
The Liverpool docks got Unesco Designated World Heritage Site status. The steelworks of Teesside were just as vast and are being erased from the landscape.
This has always been an obstacle. The deferential attitude. Enjoy your brass plaque.Its too big to leave as a monument, you have to remember the foundries ran right down to the town centre and all over Stockton and Teesside. Stick a brass plaque up by all means. Redcar will always be remembered as part of a fine Iron making area playing a big part in the industrial revolution.