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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Last days for hulk of old steelworks

WALNEY’S Alan Williamson got in touch with some more detail on a picture from Brian Moxham’s new book of Barrow pictures which featured in the Mail (July 8).

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CHANGING WORLD: Looking down Cemetery Hill towards the Steelworks with just the framework left in August 1984 Brian Moxham

The picture taken from Barrow-in-Furness In My Life was taken from Cemetery Hill in August 1981 as the wrecking crews got to work.

Just the frame of the main steelworks building survives as its metal cladding is removed.

Mr Williamson said the main building held the continuous casting plant and there were brick buildings close by where science labs did quality tests on the Barrow steel.

In the area where the Owl and the Pussycat pub now stands were a mass of rail tracks and marshalling yards.

Towards the right of the picture is an old cooling tower

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