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Saturday, 6 July, 2002, 14:48 GMT 15:48 UK
In pictures: End of a steel town
Hundreds of steelworkers in Ebbw Vale, south Wales, are joined by colleagues from across Wales to mark the end of steel and iron-making in the town, after 200 years.

Corus took the decision on 1 February 2001 to shed more than 3,000 jobs in Wales - 780 at Ebbw Vale tinplate works. The plant closed on Friday, 5 July.

Here is a gallery of images from the steelworkers final march to the cenotaph in the town.

Colliery band
The colliery band heads the procession from the plant

Steelworkers' procession
Hundreds of steelworkers marched to the town centre

Ex-steelworkers and ex-soldiers, Ebbw Vale
The dedication of a memorial plaque was a moving occasion

Steelworkers
Workers watched in silence as a plaque was unveiled

EU Commissioner Neil Kinnock was present
EU Commissioner Neil Kinnock


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