Plate Mill started 1959 opened in 1961

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1959 saw the start of construction work on what was the world’s most advanced steel plate rolling mill at Hownsgill in Consett, County Durham, UK.

The huge building was 2.7 million cubic feet in volume and the first plate was rolled there in September 1960.

It was officially opened by Lord Mills in April 1961

3 videos show the builing

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

This part one of a series of Blog posts about the Plate Mills if you have any content, pictures or stories/memories you would like to share please do get in touch with the HCSW project team

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