Scunthorpe Steelworks

Yes, that sign does say “Industrial Garden Town”.

The four blast furnaces at this steelworks are all named after Queens (Mary, Bess, Anne, Victoria). This is probably deeply psychologically revealing.



  1. #1 by between channels on April 18, 2011 - 3:27 am

    Driving past the blast furnaces on my way to work in winter was like being transplanted to the American scenes in The Deer Hunter. They do put up a large illuminated sign that says ‘Merry Christmas’ on them though.

  2. #2 by The Assommoir on April 18, 2011 - 7:48 pm

    Ah… there’s nowt quite so festive as molten steel

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