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BLOOM & BILLET STEEL MILL

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Colour photograph - close up of a hand inserting a metal number into a stamper using a pair of tweezers

Stamper Operator


Colour photograph - steel mill electric circuit assembly green painted with mounted electrical components and patina of age

Electrical Contactor Panel


Colour Photograph - worker in blue overalls working with gas torch

Deseaming I


Colour Photograph - worker in blue overalls, inside large workshop making dramatic sparks with gas torch on steel

Deseaming II


Colour Photograph - worker in blue overalls making dramatic sparks with gas torch on steel

Deseaming III


Colour Photograph - worker in overalls and protective headwear making dramatic sparks with gas torch on steel inside long dark workshop with daylight visible at far end

Deseaming IV


Colour Photograph - worker in overalls in a dark workshop and protective headwear making a spray of dramatic sparks with gas torch on steel

Deseaming V


Colour Photograph - steelworks worker in control pulpit

Grinder Operator


Colour Photograph - metal punch numerals arranged in storage tray

Stamper's Block


Colour Photograph - spanners hangong in a blue painted metal storage area

A-Shift Tool Locker


Colour Photograph - worker in red overalls and white safety helmet applying paint to the ends of steel bars

Barry Twidale


Colour Photograph - portrait of steelworks worker in grey overalls orange vest and protective headgear with face visor raised

Mark Oliver I


Colour Photograph - steelworks machinery

A perfect view of the process


Colour Photograph - slightly rusted massive metal rolling equipment

Used Rolls


Colour Photograph - the sheared end of a steel billet

Stamped Billet End


Colour Photograph - worker in control pulpit of gagg press

Steve Braithwaite - Gagg Press


Colour Photograph - inside steelworks shed with white hot metal bar in foreground

View from the Scarfer


Colour Photograph - old dilapidated stores sign from steel mill leaning against a structure that has had a makeshift union jack flag spray painted on it

Bloom & Billet Mill Stores


Colour Photograph - worker in red trousers, grey jumper and white safety helmet applying paint to the ends of steel bars while a fire burns on the floor beneath

Clive Platts painting hot ends


Colour Photograph - stainless steel sink and single tap with dirty white plate cutlery and cup and scouring pads

Mess Room Sink


Colour Photograph - quenching pit with steam rising

Quench Tank 2 - Packs entering tank


Colour Photograph - red hot steel billet bars gathered neatly on a storage bed to cool

Cooling Banks I


Colour Photograph - paint spills of many colours and a lid from a paint can

Paint pot lid


Colour Photograph - operator in red overalls at work in his control pulpit

Alan Wood - TOM Operator


Colour Photograph - worker's boots splashed with paint left on tiled floor

Mess Room


Colour Photograph - worker on red overalls and yellow safety helmet and high visibility jacket posing for portrait with a giant pair of metal calipers

Geoff King


Colour Photograph - worker in protective clothing working with gas torch on metal with an elegant shower of yellow sparks falling to ground

Burning IV


Colour Photograph - disused machine operator pulpits in car park outside factory shed

Queen's Car Park

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