2018 Hot Products Barrow Steelworks: An Illustrated History of the Haematite Steel Company (Paperback) by Henderson Stanley Royall K. E. 2TuDVKtu

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During the second half of the nineteenth century Barrow-in-Furness became a pioneer in iron and steel production. It went on to grow astronomically - owning collieries in three counties and ore mines in two - and became the largest integrated steelworks in north Lancashire and Cumberland and at one time the largest steelworks in the world. Its success was due in part to having the prestige of three dukes as directors as well as to being only 2 miles away from one of the largest and richest iron ore mines in the country. Written by two former employees of the works Barrow Steelworks chronicles the company's past from the early empire through the inter-war and post-war years the development of continuous casting in the 1950s which revolutionised steelmaking and finally the struggles and ultimate demise from the 1960s onwards of this once prominent industry.