Derwent Iron & Steel Works

The Derwent Haematite Iron Co. cast pig iron in Workington for the first time in 1874, but was soon joined by the Dronfield Ironworks who re-located their steel making plant from near Sheffield. The combined plant was re-named Charles Cammell & Co. – Derwent Iron and Steel Works until 1903 when a merger of the parent company with Laird Brothers resulted in Cammell Laird and Co.,,

Most of these photos date from the early 1900s, except for the aerial views which date from the 1930s, and the drawing which is dated 1882.

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