ONLINE Third Thursday Talk: The Conservation of the Consett Iron Company Locomotive Registers

ONLINE Third Thursday Talk: The Conservation of the Consett Iron Company Locomotive Registers

by Zoe Ross, conservator
Thursday 19 January 2023, from 10.30am to 11.30am
£0.00

The Consett Iron Company operated from 1864 until 1980 and established itself as one of the world’s leading iron and steel producers.

Vital to the company’s success was the vast fleet of industrial railway locomotives serviced onsite. Detailed information of the repairs and transfers of locomotives were recorded in seven registers held at Durham County Record Office. The registers were inaccessible due to extensive dirt, mould and fragile paper which crumbled when handled.

The talk describes the conservation treatment which has made the registers accessible for the first time in many years, preserving an insight into the locomotives and this important era of industrial heritage.

This free event is hosted on Zoom.
Your booking confirmation email will contain instructions on how to join the event online.
Donations are welcome, by optional payment link.

to book use this link

https://recordofficeshop.durham.gov.uk/pgEventResult

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