Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Red Hot Anger over Cold Furnace; Your Say

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Red Hot Anger over Cold Furnace; Your Say

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WHEN all the dust has settled, and the smoke has blown away You will see a cold blastfurnace they say has had its day You may wonder how it happened, but you have to face the fact The Indians will work cheaper or they'll all get sacked The steelmakers of Teesside were pawns in a giant game Thrown onto the scrap heap, it is a crying shame Teesside is now redundant, all the craftsmen sat at home They built the ships and bridges, now wait for a telephone But call centres are now closing, the Government is cutting back What are all the men to do now they've been given the sack Dole queues are getting bigger, it's a never ending line If you listen to the politicians, they tell you it's all fine PETER NOLAN, Middlesbrough LIKE thousands of other families in this area, my family is steeped in steel making.

My great-grandad William Henry Pearson started work at the age of 13 for Pease and Partners (known to some as Normanby Iron Works), followed by his son (my grandad) also known as William Henry Pearson. …

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