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Banners7

B.I.S.A.K.T.A Members card,
Predecessor of the I.S.T.C. union, itself now known as the Community union.
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Banners6

Banners6

Originally formed as a malleable iron workers union, ( Wrought or puddled iron), it amalgamated with another union, as steel superseded wrought iron.
collection of eric johnson.

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Banners5

A small union formed at Darlington, the central picture shows the old Bessemer process.
collection of eric johnson.

Banners 4

Banners 4

Scottish steel smelters union card. note the view of the Forth railway bridge at the top of the card.
collection of eric johnson.

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Banners3

Blastfurnace men’s union card.
collection of eric johnson.

Banners2

Banners2

The front of the previous banner,
showing several steelworks scenes.
collection of eric johnson.

Banners1

Banners1

A brief history of the banner, after the unfurling ceremony the banner disappeared around 12 years later, and was lost until in 1950, it was discovered at the Kings Head hotel Grangetown, furled and lying in its dust covered box, in a sad state of decay. Sent to Middlesbrough office and then to union H.Q. in London in 1971. Proving too large for the union museum it returned to its box.
The Banner consists of a sheet of silk on both sides of which are painted various scenes in oils.Over the years the panels cracked and the oils attacked the silk. the decision was made to send it to the TEXTILE CONSERVATION CENTRE at HAMPTON COURT PALACE. were it was restored over seven months in 1989.
collection of eric johnson.

British Steel Office Party

Skinningrove office staff at their Christmas party in the 1960s. Back row:- Peter Bulman, Ron Ebbs, Mike Wedgwood, Paul Redway, George Swales, Gordon B. Davies, Clive Pearson, Maurice Cook, Eric Matson, Fred Larder, Colin Shaw, George Lindsey, George Brignall, George Elders, Albert Allen

Middle row:- Jean Parkinson, Florence Cornforth, Barbara Cuthbert, Val Taylor, June Hugill, Janet Grey, Ann Walshaw, Carol Goodwill

In front:- Sheila Hampton, Barbara Marshall

Image courtesy of Carole Starsmore. 

Lizzie

Lizzie

Not  the well known Minnie this time, but Lizzie one of the loco’s from Skinningrove works, pictured in the mid 1930’s with (left to right) Len Horner, Mark Cook and ”Scotchy” Jones. Lizzie was scrapped in the late 1950’s.

 Thanks go to Joyce Dobson for the loan of her photo. and David Husband advising of sources for our detail.

In the Stockyard

In the Stockyard

Thanks to Mrs. Carole Starsmore for this photograph of her father, Jack Goodwill, with Bob Harland and ’Mink’ Simpson taking a break in the stockyard at B.S. Skinningrove Works in the 1960s.