12th 1980 - The British Steel Corporation closed down Consett's iron and steel
works thus ending a 140 year old, proud tradition and throwing 3000 people out
Steel Town, (the musical)
tells the story of the dying days of steel making in Consett and the town's
struggle for survival. All of this is set against a young man's dream of rock
stardom and escape from an industry in decline.
a Save Our Steelworks march in 1980