Demolition

Demolition of Corby Steelworks

By Michael Mahon

Can you help us identifying the person or person who took these photographs.
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This page was added by Michael Mahon on 27/12/2011.
Comments about this page

Such a terrible waste, if only I could have been there to see the Steelworks in its prime.

By Anthony Rowe
On 26/02/2012

These phot's look like some of the "official" British Steel pictures that appeared in Steel News. I have a collection of Colour photo's taken from similar positions.

By David Dunn
On 03/07/2012

we used to live in number 72 stephensons way as a boy my bedroom window looked out across the six lines off rail track my room would light up a bright orange glow in the dead of night when the steel men poured the white hot metal into ingots we stood and watched the chimneys be blown down a very sad day for corby to see the very heart of this town be torn down like that

By Mr Angus Smith
On 06/08/2012

Use to live in old village as a child , use to watch the Corby candle flame from my bedroom @ night , @ also remember looking out for it on the bus when my parents use to go out of town

By Debbie ryan
On 04/09/2012

I watch all this come down from our house in Gilchrist Ave a very sad time,to see the mighty fall.

By Cynthia Cynthia
On 05/09/2012

My father took a similar set of photos in colour. I am scanning them right now. Not the greatest definition but good to have nonetheless. Can someone advise the exact date? Regards, RGC

By RGC
On 16/09/2012

I remember coming back into Corby on Stanion lane and the candle, the gas cylinder and the blast furnaces had gone. It gave me such a sad empty feeling. I, like many others had worked there and as a child it was the backdrop seen from most schools.

By Archie Scales
On 16/12/2012

there goes what once was the soul of this town

By old grumpy
On 01/08/2013

i grew up in Corby, my grandad, father and father in law all worked at the steel plant up until the moment in these photos. When I reached 20 I had to move away to find work. I still visit Corby several time a year and I still remember the good times as well as the bad

 

By David john
On 06/04/2016

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