Memorial Repaired at Tesco’s Consett

Delighted to report the damage at the Memorial at Consett Tesco’s has now been repaired

This will be the starting point for our Steelworks Walks on Sunday 11th Sept there will be a morning and afternoon session

pictures by Peter Jack Shaw

picture taken by Peter Jack Shaw – Accident Memorial Tesco’s Consett
picture taken by Peter Jack Shaw – Accident Memorial Tesco’s Consett
picture taken by Peter Jack Shaw – Accident Memorial Tesco’s Consett

Links to Steelworks Walks happening Sunday 11th 2022

https://www.facebook.com/events/1128233234421556/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D%5D%7D

https://www.facebook.com/events/307676378112861/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D%5D%7D

Incident and deaths at Consett Steelworks July 1955

Annette Seabrook has been in touch regarding a sad incident of a family member her Grandad Thomas Seaman. Thoughts with her, family and also those of the other family effected

She writes

I am sending a picture of my Grandad Thomas Seaman who was killed (burned to death)at Consett steel works in July 1955 along with a work college Richard Ridley

The inquest stated this was due to 70lbs per square inch of oxygen being piped in to the Furness when the were renewing the bulk head stay rod they were in an area measuring 18ft by 11ft and entered through a man-hole.

I have news paper clippings which gives full details of accident as well as the investigation details

Thomas Seaman picture shared by Annette Seabrook

Preview attachment Consett Chronicle 18 Aug 1955.pdf

Consett Chronicle 18 Aug 1955.pdf

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Preview attachment Consett Chronicle 28 Jul 1955.pdf

Consett Chronicle 28 Jul 1955.pdf

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Preview attachment Tragedy at Consett Ironworks article.pdf

Tragedy at Consett Ironworks article.pdf

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Preview attachment Inquiry into the double fatality….pdf

Inquiry into the double fatality….pdf

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If you worked with Thomas or have any further information to share with Annette and family + the project please do comment or get in contact