Invitation to historic foundry workers

Former workers from a famous Brierley Hill steel plant are invited to a reunion and exhibition celebrating the firm’s history.

Dudley Council has organised the Round Oak Remembered event at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, St. Jamess Road, on December 11, from 11.30am.

The event is open to anyone who worked at the Round Oak Steel Works before it closed in 1982, and will include an exhibition of paintings by Ray Jones and Philip Adams, a unique 1960s film made by David Vale and also photographs, historical documents and memorabilia.

There will also be sketches for a proposed memorial. Guests will also have an opportunity to see the 80th anniversary exhibition of the Dudley Society of Artists.

Councillor David Stanley, cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “There is so much history to the Round Oak Steel Works and the generations of families who worked there. This event is about celebrating the work and the impact on the Dudley borough as well as giving workers the chance to catch up.”

The event is sponsored by Tata Steel Distribution Round Oak Rail who still occupy a part of the site. Former workers are asked to call 01384 815575 to confirm attendance. Parking is available in Priory Road.

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