People

The people who made a steel community


Here are images of some of the people who made both Consett steel and a thriving, vibrant steel town community.

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  • Ron Crocker(First Hand) taking a small steel sample from one of the 120 ton capacity Kaldo converters in the oxygen steel making plant at Consett Iron Company.( Photograph taken by Arthur Philipson Gibson Street Consett- has photograph No 2643 attached. Thanks to Brian Hodgson for the image
  • Waggon wright William Bunney, centre front row, with colleagues in 1953. Thanks to Susan Scafton for the image.
  • William Bunney in 2020
  • Ron Crocker,Bob Wilson,and shift manager Bob Purvis being congratulated by Mr E Amos,Steel Plant Superintendent,for their achievement on Saturday May 6th 1961.
  • News of the Last Day