Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news and events from TWI:

Subscribe >
Skip to content

TWI Pledges Funds to Restore WWI Remembrance Plaque

Fri, 08 November, 2019

TWI is assisting with the restoration of a plaque commemorating soldiers killed during the First World War.

Work is currently underway to redevelop the site of the Newport Ironworks, which contained three blast furnaces built in 1874, to make it accessible to the public.

The ironworks site adjoins the TWI Technology Centre North East at Riverside Park in Middlesbrough, so TWI has followed the progress with great interest.

As part of the archaeological work around the site, Middlesbrough town hall was able to locate a plaque that commemorated the workers at the Newport Ironworks who lost their lives during World War I.

The plaque had been in storage for some years and had deteriorated as a result, but TWI has pledged funds to help restore it so it can once again be displayed in honour of the local men who fought and died in the Great War.

The remembrance plaque
The remembrance plaque
Signage on site about the Newport blast furnaces
Signage on site about the Newport blast furnaces

For more information please email: