THE AMERICANIZING OF
The directors of the Weardale Steel, Coal, and Coke Co. (Limited) and
Cargo Fleet Company (Ltd), comprising:
Sir Christopher FURNESS, M. P. Chairman
Mr. Walter SCOTT
Mr. J. P. ROGERSON
Mr. H. W. HOLLIS
Mr. J. S. BARWICK
Colonel H. F. SWAN, C. B.
Mr. E. Lloyd PEASE, spent the whole of Thursday at the works of the Cargo
Fleet Iron Co. (Limited), inspecting the extensive new works in progress there.
These consist of a new coke making plant complete with coal washing and
compressing machinery and by-products plant. The furnaces are being equipped on the
American system of charging by a skip travelling up an inclined way, and the
blast will be provided by gas engines driven by furnace gas.
Molten metal will be taken from the furnaces to the Steel Shop where
it will be converted into steel by the Talbot process. From there it will be
delivered in the form of ingots to the mills, which will largely consist of
machinery removed from the Tudhoe Works, Spennymoor. The details of the Steel
melting shops are under the control of Mr. TABLOT, and the furnace and mill
departments are under the control of Messrs. Julian KENNEDY, Sahlin and Co., the
PUBLIC DANCE AT EGREMONT.
A well attended dance was held in the Red Lion Assembly Rooms on
Thursday evening, thirty couples sustaining the dance to music supplied by Mr.
HORNE, who officiated at the piano.
The fourth of a series of lectures to women, under the auspices of the
Egremont Technical Committee, was given by Miss Catherine HAYNES, in the
Parish Room, on Thursday night, the subject being "The lungs, importance of
ventilation, nursing of lung disease, hints about preventing consumption." The
attendance was very satisfactory. The lecture was followed by a short class for