SK4287 : Orgreave Coking Works

taken 28 years ago, near to Treeton, Rotherham, Great Britain

Orgreave Coking Works
Orgreave Coking Works
British Steel Corporation coke works that was the site of major "battles" between pickets and police during the 1984 miners' strike. The road and works have both gone but my 1988 Landranger OS map has saved the day. Another series of pictures is definitely in the wrong place.
The huge cloud of water vapour (steam is invisible) is a result of a periodic quench. Coke is produced anaerobically and is incandescent when pushed out. It must be rapidly quenched by water sprays or it will just self combust in the air. This quenching is dramatic as can be clearly seen.
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SK4287, 53 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 March, 1989   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 March, 2008
Category
Chemical works   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 422 872 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.7984N 1:22.0248W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 419 871
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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