In 2005 after being a driving force in the area for many years, the Steetley Magnasite Works at Hartlepool finally closed. The site locally known as the Pallister works suffered a decline in orders as a result of the declining steel industry in the area.

The industry manufactured Magnesium which was used in many everyday products.I began to compile these images in 2008 and the iconic chimney was the last structure to go, it was raised to the ground on the 29th July 2012.

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