Steelworks News Final Editions

The last editions of Bilston Works’ newspaper along with one cutting from local newspaper, The Express & Star, 1978, which covers the background to the looming closure.


Bilston, Wolverhampton & Birchley Works Information Paper #1

Front Page


The sad announcement how Elisabeth, mothballed for the past two years was to be the first major part of the works to be demolished. Somehow the cartoon underneath just looks completely out of place.


Bilston, Wolverhampton & Birchley Works Information Paper #1

Inside Page


More information on what was happening and pictures of the changing landscape.


Bilston, Wolverhampton & Birchley Works Information Paper #1

FINAL Edition


The last issue with words and pictures which speak for themselves.


Bilston, Wolverhampton & Birchley Works Information Paper #1

Centre page Spread


A warm reminiscence of the works, people and events over the years.


Bilston, Wolverhampton & Birchley Works Information Paper #1

Express & Star June 1978


The only direct reference on this site to closure – an article detailing some of the reasons behind the demise of the works with comparisons to Shelton (which had already closed) and other plants which had been modernised such as Cooper Lloyd and Patent Shaft, deemed safe. Sadly, however, these also eventually faced closure.