Irlam’s Bleak Future

Irlam’s Bleak Future

May 21, 1971: The town of Irlam faced a bleak future after British Steel announced plans to axe 4,353 jobs at its steelworks by 1974. More than 5,000 people marched through the streets of Irlam and Salford as part of the Save our Steelworks campaign. By 1979, all...