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Bidston Steel Mill #187281
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I rememeber the Green Sheds it was MASSIVE long that is.
I'm sure it had yellow in it too.

Would be good to see any pictures about it wink


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Re: Bidston Steel Mill [Re: Mark] #187301
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I remember it too,was along side the rail track on way to birkenhead north station and as far as I know the whole building was taken down, shipped to China (or somewhere like that), then rebuilt!

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The only pictures and information on the internet I can find are the following:

In 1987, the 80-ton electric arc furnace, capable of producing 275,000 tons of reinforced steel bars a year, was up for Sale.

In 1989 , the giant Bidston steel mill was dismantled piece-by-piece and rebuilt as the Zhang Jia Gang municipal steel mill in China's Jiangsu Province.

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Re: Bidston Steel Mill [Re: Garygadge] #187317
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Originally Posted by Garygadge
I remember it too,was along side the rail track on way to birkenhead north station and as far as I know the whole building was taken down, shipped to China (or somewhere like that), then rebuilt!
You were right.

Wasn't there a time when they went Blue too ?


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Re: Bidston Steel Mill [Re: Mark] #189540
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anyone have anymore information on this?


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Re: Bidston Steel Mill [Re: Mark] #228725
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Would be great to see some more pics of the steel mill, also some of valley road and the footy pitches!

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I remember when i was a kid looking out of the bedroom window and being able to see all the sparks & sheets of molten flame as they poured & pressed the metals, the men reminded me of orcs from LoTR & work never stopped, but you got used to the noise and never really noticed it. Also you had to be careful crossing over the bottom of stanley Rd by the penny bridge as freight trains crossed into the steelworks complex day & night. Practically every man living in the north end avenues worked at the steelmill & you'd see them en masse going to work at shift change swearing & laughing

Valley road playing fields now belongs to tranmere rovers and is a practice field & the other half of it is valley road industrial estate. The building in the photo to the left of the green shedding is still there .. it has belonged to park hampers since the early eighties and overlooks the Gautby Rd yachting lake which is still in use & is today as i type full of canada geese .
The land the green shed stood on in the photo now belongs to the Wirral Tennis centre & is madeover to astroturf for five a side footie matches & behind that of course is the Bidston moss TEscos.







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Originally Posted by Razzi


The building in the photo to the left of the green shedding is still there ..







To the Right ... sorry... If anyone can remember where i can buy wellies with big letters R & L on them it might be a help to me.

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Wasn't there a fibre glass works before they put the steel works there?

I refereed a lot at Valley road. Nice pitches.


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Re: Bidston Steel Mill [Re: Morseman] #403244
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Managed to find 2 pics of the Steel Mill smile

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great pics thanks for sharing

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Originally Posted by derekdwc
great pics thanks for sharing

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Thanks for the pics


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Re: Bidston Steel Mill [Re: BMW Joe] #420375
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My husband went there for an interview. A few days later was offered the job.A another few days later was informed it was closing down!

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Yes there was a fibreglass works there. There was a white powder that came out of the factory and killed off all the tress nearby. Before that you had a factory making 3 wheeler motor cars and a dunlop factory. in Valley road.

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We are now at the thick end of the wedge RIP British Steel

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