SK5158 : Sutton-in-Ashfield - Steelworks on Hamilton Road

taken 10 years ago, near to Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Sutton-in-Ashfield - Steelworks on Hamilton Road
Sutton-in-Ashfield - Steelworks on Hamilton Road
I am indebted to Robert Holland for the following information about this photo: "Close to the camera are the offices of Stokes, Taylor and Shaw and the buildings beyond are their workshops. STS were firm of structural steel fabricators who supplied Bailey Bridges to the army throughout and after the 1945 war (up till 1950, I think), General structural steelwork for building structures, pressure vessels, heavy mechanical devices for handling colliery mine cars to several coal fields. But from 1948, and for several years thereafter, their principal products were for the new power stations (eg Connahs Quay, Chester, Drakelow, Staffordshire)and these included large gas ducts (sometimes of unimaginably complex geometry) and tubed internal walls for enormous furnaces made in the largber sheds which "appear" to cross Hamilton Road in the photograph. They were one of the last firms to employ a blacksmith and he fashioned wrought iron hangers from which the ducts were hung."
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 20 February, 2009
Industry > Steelworks   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 512 586 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.3592N 1:14.1020W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 513 586
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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