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In pictures: Corus then and now

Dormanlong in the 1930s. Picture: Dorman Museum.

Dorman Long in the 1930s. Picture: Dorman Museum.

Henry Bolckow. Picture: Dorman Museum.

Henry Bolckow. Picture: Dorman Museum.

Part of the ISTC banner, featurng a woman working in the Ironworks. Picture: Dorman Museum.

Part of the ISTC banner, featuring a woman working in the Ironworks. Picture: Dorman Museum.

John Vaughan. Picture: Dorman Museum

John Vaughan. Picture: Dorman Museum

Newport Ironworks. Picture: Dorman Museum.

Newport Ironworks. Picture: Dorman Museum.

Middlesbrough's Royal Exchange. Picture : The Dorman Museum.

Middlesbrough's Royal Exchange. Picture : The Dorman Museum.

Sydney Harbour Bridge foundation stone trowel. Picture : The Dorman Museum.

Sydney Harbour Bridge foundation stone trowel. Picture : The Dorman Museum.

A drawing of Bolckow and Vaughans first ironworks, back in 1841

A drawing of Bolckow and Vaughan's first ironworks, back in 1841. Picture : The Dorman Museum.

Corus

December 2009: The move to partially mothball Corus comes after six months of trying to sell the plant

Kirby Adams

December 2009: The chief executive of Corus, Kirby Adams, said the consortium had dealt the company a devastating blow




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