175 years of iron and steel

The three-year, £1.6 million British Steel Archive Project completed in December 2010 and catalogued thousands of photographs and documents relating to Teeside's iron and steel industries. Here are some of the images from the collection.

A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside

In April 2008, the British Steel Archive Project, led by Teesside University in partnership with Teesside Archives, was launched with the aim of increasing awareness of the British Steel Collection through an extensive collection of photographs, maps, ledgers, deeds and other documents relating to the area’s iron and steel industries.

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The three-year, £1.6 million project was completed in December 2010 and involved sorting and listing the entire archive by company name and type of record to create a catalogue that could be accessed by everyone. These lists were then entered into an electronic cataloguing system, which can be viewed online at www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/teessidearchives

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To find out more about the project, the British Steel Collection, and to view more images from the collection, visit the British Steel Collection website.

A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
Location: Cochrane & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough. (Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
(Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
(Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
(Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
Location: Kilton Mine, East Cleveland. (Original image © British Steel Corporation, Middlesbrough. Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
Location: Acklam Works, Dorman Long & Co. Ltd. (Original image © British Steel Corporation, Middlesbrough. Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
Original image (© British Steel Corporation, Middlesbrough. Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
Location: Tees-Side Bridge & Engineering Works Ltd. (Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
Location: Tees-Side Bridge & Engineering Works Ltd. (Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
Location: Tees-Side Bridge & Engineering Works Ltd. (Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
Location: Cleveland Works, Middlesbrough. McClaren Plate Mill. (Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)
A historical image from the iron and steel industry in Teeside
Location: Britannia Works, Dorman Long Bridge & Construction Yard, Middlesbrough. (Original image © M. Wright, Photographer, Middlesbrough. Digital image © British Steel Archive Project, used with permission of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough)