Steel Stories: Making Sense of a Teesside Without Steel

Joan K. F. Heggie

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The origins of this volume of picture essays lies in a July 2020 Twitter Conference funded by the AHRC as part of the 'Social Worlds of Steel' project led by Professor Louise Miskell of the University of Swansea.
The conference was intended to foster "...a way-in to thinking about the multiple impacts of the steel industry on places and people in the twentieth century...and that the relationship between steel and its surroundings is a constantly evolving one" (p.10).
This paper draws on the oral histories captured after the closure of SSI (UK) Ltd. at Redcar in 2015 to assess how the sudden and definitive closure impacted the workers, their families and the wider community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShaped by Steel: Landscapes, Lives and Legacies of a Global Industry
EditorsLouise Miskell, Gemma Almond
PublisherUniversity of Swansea
ISBN (Electronic)9781527299764
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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