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Mar 27, 2021

Ebbw Vale on a roll

The origin of the towering metal roll stack displayed at Ebbw Vale is now explained to residents and visitors, who can scan the nearby HistoryPoints QR codes to read on their smartphones how the town's ailing fortunes were reversed in 1938 when ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

the steelworks reopened with Europe's first continuous strip mill. Roll stacks, imported from the USA, stood in rows, each one with four giant rolls to reduce the newly made steel to the required thickness. The investment was timely: the steelworks played an important part in Britain's Second World War supply chain, as you can discover by scanning the QR codes or clicking here for our page about the roll stack