Steeltown (1990) Rupert Creed & Averil Court. Hull. Hutton Press
While researching Hull I came across this oral history of Scunthorpe’s iron and steel industry, from 1860 to the 1980’s. Accompanied by wonderful photographs, the accounts are woven into a fascinating narrative of working lives, individual resilience and social attitudes. In the face of adversity, and disaster, humour still leaps from the page, and there is a great account of tipping slag!