Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Beckermet Mining Co

From Graces Guide

of Workington

The Beckermet Mining Co Ltd extracted low phosphorus hematite ore from shafts at Beckermet and Haile Moor situated near the present day Sellafield Nuclear plant.

1870 The Solway Works were established

1896 The Solway Works were bought by Charles Cammell and Co.

1901 The company was registered on 4 June to acquire iron and coal mines at Beckermet, Cumberland. [1]

Post-1918 Became a branch of the United Steel Companies

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[2]

1954 One of the United Steel companies returned to private ownership[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Hansard 19 February 1951
  3. The Edinburgh Gazette 26 March 1954