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Bilston Iron and steel works

D-EXP/P/I32/401 25 Sep 1974 Wolverhampton Archives

There were fears that the works might close under British Steel Corporation rationalisation plans.

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British Steel Corporation

D-EXP/P/I32/422 2 Oct 1980 Wolverhampton Archives

Wooden props placed at base of a works chimney prior to felling.

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Birchley Rolling Mills, Oldbury

D-EXP/P/I32/64 28 May 1976 Wolverhampton Archives

Closure of the mills. The British Steel Corporation and the First World War are mentioned. The photograph shows Joe Washington measuring the last steel, watched by George Murphy.