Summer Visit to British Steel Steelworks in Scunthorpe…. Thursday 18th July

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Date(s) - 18/07/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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This evening we have been invited on a special Summer Outing to British Steel Steelworks in Scunthorpe.

Bernard Wordsworth, our contact at the Steelworks has recently confirmed that the visit will take place as planned.  (This confirmation follows the uncertainty expressed earlier considering that the company was facing difficulties.)

The Appleby-Frodingham Railway Preservation Society is our gateway to exploring the British Steel Steelworks in Scunthorpe. We will ride on a steam train during this special trip arranged by a speaker from last year. You may recall that Bernard Wordsworth came to lecture to us on steel rail production at this vast site and kindly offered us an invitation to experience the works at close hand.

The number of visitors is limited and attendance is strictly by booking through our Membership Secretary – Please see below…..  Book no later than Friday 12th July……

The tour will take us around the Steelworks into areas not normally accessible by road. On site you will see all the main plant areas, from iron making through to the rolling mills. You will get a feel for the vastness of the rail operations and the complexity of having round the clock rail operations in progress. But most of all you will get to appreciate at close hand the magnitude of one of the last major manufacturing sites left in the UK.  (Photograph courtesy of the society.)

Parking for the society is located at Gate E opposite the Main Office Building. Parking is sign posted from Brigg Road.  SAT-NAV postcode: Brigg Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1XA    The visit will commence at 7.00pm prompt, so please arrive in good time.

The number of visitors allocated on the visit is 30 and LAE members will take precedence over guest non-members. Allocation will be on a first come – first served basis to be controlled by our Membership Secretary Malcolm Murray. Please apply to Malcolm to be booked on this visit.   

Mr. Malcolm Murray
7 Chevins Close
WF17 0QQ      Tel: 01924 440097     Email:

Please note that in the event of some places not taken up on the visit by LAE members then guests may be included but none under the age of 10 years old are allowed for safety reasons.

To find out more about this exciting visit you can visit the society’s website by clicking this link:- Appleby Frodingham Railway