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Tell us your Steel Story!

REDCAR & Cleveland Borough Council is appealing for Teesside’s men and women of steel to tell us their stories.

The Year of Steel project, to be held at Kirkleatham Museum, will preserve the history of our steel making heritage for generations to come. But we can’t do it without the help of our local steel making heroes.

A special roadshow will be held on Saturday 14 April, 11am-3pm, at Kirkleatham Museum to record people’s steel stories.

We’re looking for anyone who has:

  • A passion for Teesside’s industry and heritage
  • Worked within the steel industry past or present
  • Stories, photographs or artefacts to share

Councillor Carl Quartermain, Cabinet member for Tourism, Culture and Communication at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “Our steel has helped build the world. And we want to remember that.

“We want to hear from anyone who worked in the local steel industry to come along and tell us their stories. We’re also keen to see photographs and any other memorabilia people may have lying around the house.

“Our steel heritage is something we want to remember and preserve for future generations.  With the help Teesside’s steel men and women, we can make sure their stories are never forgotten.”

Anyone who cannot attend the roadshow but has a steel story to tell can email: MuseumEnquiries@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

The Year of Steel has been awarded £69,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to work in partnership with Teesside University on preserving the history of the industry. The scheme is being led on behalf of the university by Professor Natasha Vall, Head of Humanities in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law, and Dr Joan Heggie, a Research Fellow and formerly the project manager of the British Steel Archive Project.

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