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Councillor Jim Hudson, pictured in the shadow of the Irlam Steel works. 23rd June 1972

Councillor Jim Hudson, pictured in the shadow of the Irlam Steel works. 23rd June 1972


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Councillor Jim Hudson, pictured in the shadow of the Irlam Steel works. 23rd June 1972

Mike Arron
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Irlam
Greater Manchester
England
DM 72 6727

Media ID 21791161

© Mirrorpix

Closure Council Councillors Greater Manchester Irlam Lancashire Salford Steel 1972


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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print captured by Mike Arron, we are transported back to the 23rd of June 1972, where Councillor Jim Hudson stands in the imposing shadow of the Irlam Steel works. This powerful image encapsulates a significant moment in time for Greater Manchester's industrial landscape. The steel industry played a vital role in Lancashire's history, and here we witness its dominance over the surrounding area. As Councillor Hudson gazes up at the towering structures, one can't help but feel a sense of admiration mixed with concern for what lies ahead. This photograph serves as a poignant reminder of an era marked by both progress and uncertainty. The closure of such iconic steelworks would have undoubtedly impacted countless lives and communities reliant on this once-thriving industry. Councillors like Jim Hudson were tasked with navigating these challenging times, making tough decisions that would shape their region's future. Their dedication to serving their constituents is evident even amidst such formidable surroundings. Mike Arron's expert composition captures not only the physical presence of these steelworks but also conveys a deeper narrative about change and resilience. It invites us to reflect on how industries evolve over time and how local leaders strive to adapt alongside them. As we admire this remarkable piece from Memory Lane Prints, let it serve as a testament to those who faced adversity head-on while striving for progress in Greater Manchester during the 1970s.

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