Blast furnace and coke ovens to go

Norfolkred1

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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.
 

Norfolkred1

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Lost a mate in the BOS back in the 70's. Him and his mate riding the conveyor belt, nasty way to end a life.
 

Anton_Berg

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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.
 

Simply red

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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 .
 

tripleheader

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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.
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.
The memories mostly good, providing me with a living, sadly no longer available to others.
Talk is of an electric furnace/mini-mill on the site, can't see it myself. An old chestnut resurrected from the days prior to the Redcar Blast Furnace reline.
 

Anton_Berg

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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 .
 

Corcaigh_the_Cat

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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.

Good, they're an eyesore if they're not being used to produce steel.
 

Anton_Berg

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'The blast is an eye sore '

In the eyes of the beholder. They'd spend a small fortune on an Anish Kapoor, when this is a gift. Re-locate it to somewhere central in M'bro.
 

ticker_tape

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Was speaking to a demolition company regarding a building of ours that will be coming down, when he knew I was from Teesside he told me of work his company had done on Teesside Steel complex, a has also been part of some destruction of plant already at SBCO. There are many dangerous chemicals in purging pipelines and Bi -products plants that will take serious care and tech and time to remove.
Also there has been all sorts tipped in areas behind SBCO. The sheer size of the place is incredible really.
 

Anton_Berg

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