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CLIP 9360

What was it like inside a Sheffield steel works?

What was it like inside a Sheffield steel works?
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Key Info
  • What was it like inside a Sheffield steel works?
  • Duration: 02:30
  • Sheffield is the fourth largest city in Britain with a population of half a million people. From the eighteenth century Sheffield developed as an important industrial town invloved in steel manufacture. Former steel worker Derek McQueen describes what it was like to work in a steel works, illustrated with archive footage.
  • Credits: BFI National Film Archive
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Cities Town and Villages

  • Keywords: Sheffield, steel, manufacture, industry, industrial, SEAL, changes
Ideas for use in class
  • This could be used to prompt debate about how land use and employment has changed. This could be used to prompt debate about how changes in land use can lead to unemployment and how this might be reported in the news. The archive footage of steel being shaped minus the sound is a good prompt to how one thing can, through a process, become something else.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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