The Last Post is played looking out over the industrial heartland of Teesside by South Bank brass band member Dave Mackin during a torch-lit procession on Eston Nab…
Hundreds of men, woman and children, many of whom steelworkers and their families and people from the local community climbed high up to the Nab which stands overlooking Teesside on Saturday evening to show their support for the steelworkers of Teesside.
The torch-lit gathering was organised by the community group ‘The Friends of Eston Nab‘ and included a brief statement read out by organiser Craig Hornby who last year along with the group, helped to secure ownership of part of the nab to preserve it for the people of Teesside to enjoy.
Joining those who attended were Labour MP’s Anna Turley and Tom Blenkinsop who through recent weeks have fought to try and keep the steelworks and coke ovens open.
SSI UK steel announced recently that steel production at the site was to be stopped with the loss of over two thousand jobs at the site with many more losses expected in the various supply industries. The closure brings an end to 170-years of steel production on Teesside.
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