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Steelworks. Consett: From Steel to Tortilla Chips. Photographs by Julian Germain, Tommy Harris, and Don McCullin. Text by David Lee, J. H. Watson, Hunter Davies, and Martin Herron.

Steelworks.

Consett: From Steel to Tortilla Chips.

Photographs by Julian Germain, Tommy Harris, and Don McCullin. Text by David Lee, J. H. Watson, Hunter Davies, and Martin Herron.
Why Not Publishing, London, English, 1990. In United Kingdom. 96 pp., 92 duotones, 43 illustrations in color.

For almost 150 years the British city of Consett "was synonomous with iron and steel. But in 1980 the works were shut and subsequently dismantled by the largest demolition project in Europe. The town was left with a 650 acre hole at its centre, not to mention a legacy of unemployment and demoralisation." In the 1980s Consett became the center of Britain's growing tortilla chip industry. In this book photographer Julian Germain combines his own recent color photographs of Consett with snapshots taken by citizens of Consett during the steelworks' heyday, pictures taken by local newspaper photographer Tommy Harris during the 1950s and 60s, and nationally syndicated photo-essays done by Don McCullin in the mid-70s, when Consett's fate was something of a political football. An interesting book.

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