Former Round Oak workers get first-hand glimpse of long-awaited steelworks monument for Brierley Hill
A steel monument dedicated to the former Round Oak Steelworks is nearing completion, 40 years after the plant closed its gates for the last time.
Former employees of Brierley Hill’s famous steelworks have visited a Black Country fabrication workshop the monument is being made.
The main structure of the monument, which now looks very different to early diagrammatic illustrations published last year, is being made from Corten Steel – the same metal used for the iconic Angel of the North.
Various other design elements, such as chunky steel rivets and side pivots have also been incorporated into the final design to help represent a ladle pouring molten steel.