A short series of posts inspired by looking through my older printed photos, before going digital and before this website existed.
I’m afraid I don’t remember the date this happened, but I got informed about it due to my job. The general public however were unaware and it must have come as a big shock to the people driving down the Trunk Road that day.
I suspect it was this event recorded in a corporate report I found online.
The old Lackenby open hearth steelmaking building at Teesside, which was built in 1953, was demolished in 2004. The building contained over 20,000 tonnes of structural steel and cladding, which was then recycled at a rate of about 1,000 tonnes each week over a five-month period.
A friend of mine has the whole thing on video, which i’ve now got on YouTube (no sound unfortunately)