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What are Industrial
Heritage days?

These Saturday all-day sessions, with
lectures and associated visits to important sites, are organised in turn
by the participating local Industrial History and Archaeology groups, who choose a venue within their area
and exploit its local potential. Many
LIHS members take part.





EMIAC Workers
The Four queens, Scunthorpe

Which Societies belong to the EMIAC organisation?

Derbyshire Archaeological Society
East Midlands Branch of the Railway and Canal Historical Society
Leicestershire Industrial History Society
Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeological Group
The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology
Most of these groups have their own websites which can be accessed through our links page.


Saturday 5th October

2019 9.30am-4.30pm

Industrial Heritage Days,

Formerly East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference These events are held every six months and they are open to anyone with an interest in the subject. The first conference was held in 1970 with the idea of enabling industrial archaeologists in the East Midlands to meet in differing locations to consider topics of mutual interest. There is no formal organisation; the sponsoring bodies are Derbyshire Archaeological Society; the East Midlands Group of the Railway & Canal Historical Society; Leicestershire Industrial History Society; North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society; the Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group and the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) The SLHA is the principal county society addressing the interests of Industrial Archaeology, Local History, Archaeology, Transport History, Folklore and Customs, Vernacular Architecture, Church Architecture and so on. www.slha.org.uk
The Four Queens, Scunthorpe
Melting & Smelting Industrial Heritage Day
British Steel Conference Centre, Brigg Road, Scunthorpe DN15 0BA
9.00 Coffee and Registration
9.30 Welcome and Introduction
‘The Changes the Iron and Steel Industry has made’
Presented by Stephen Stubbins
The impact of the steel industry on the development of Scunthorpe including aspects of Local Social History
Coffee Break
‘The Lincolnshire Ironmasters Association and Railway’
Presented by Bryan Longbone
The structure, development and ownership of the Companies and the origins of different raw materials and their transport to Scunthorpe
‘Changes in Steel making Furnaces over the 20th century
Presented by John Hill
How the industry has responded to meet increased demand for high grade steel for a variety of applications.
Please note: The programme will include the EMIAC Business Meeting
1.00pm Lunch, Displays and Bookstall
A 15 mile rail tour arranged by the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society with expert leadership, will give a comprehensive view of today’s steelmaking site. The tour will last around two and a half hours and include a tea and coffee break.
4.30pm Close
Introduction Local iron ore was first smelted in Scunthorpe in the 1860s. The industry grew rapidly and by the 1920s three major companies, on sites to the east of the town, produced more than 10% of the steel made in Britain. In later years, now under single ownership, steel was produced in ever larger and more sophisticated furnaces and mills. Rail links to and within the site have been crucial to the development of the industry, especially since it has become wholly reliant on imported ore. Scunthorpe owes its existence to the iron and steel industry. What was once a sparsely populated rural area has been transformed into a large town housing hundreds of workers and providing a wide range of supporting trades and services. Key aspects of the industry and the development of the town are highlighted in the morning’s presentations. A guided tour by train in the afternoon gives a unique view of Scunthorpe’s huge iron and steelmaking site.
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