Category Archives: Corby Steel

WW2 – Corby Steel

Corby steel workers played a pivotal role during the 2nd World War. When Europe was invaded by the Axis Powers, the steel workers of Corby helped to develop the under the ocean pipeline (also known as PLUTO). Pluto These Pipe-Lines … Continue reading

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Men of Corby – Film

Year: 1961 Directed by: Philip Donnellan Starring: John Rogerson & other Corby residents A documentary produced on & featuring the prosperous iron & steel making trade within Corby & its workers. The film focuses upon how the industry transformed Corby … Continue reading

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Steel – History

Iron – an element Steel – an alloy Metal – anything metallic The first evidence of steel use is traced to the beginnings of the Iron Age, 4000 years ago. The Iron Age, named such due to its peoples’ usage of iron, saw … Continue reading

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The Great Jib – Corby Steel

Post-war, the Corby steel company of Stewarts & Llyods commissioned the building of the ‘Great Jib’. The ‘Jib’, which was a revolutionary invention, was completed in 1951. It was the world’s largest dragline excavator. Dragline Excavator  The dragline excavator is … Continue reading

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Steel Trees – Corby

Corby has a number of trees situated in a local park that celebrate the towns heritage & the resurgence in steel works in the Northamptonshire area. The tubular steel trees, made in Corby’s steel works, are located in West Glebe … Continue reading

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