Saturday, 3 October 2015

Harvest of steel

copyright Ruth M Gee
This week-end many churches will be celebrating harvest. As you give thanks for the abundance of the harvest please take a moment to remember the families of steelworkers on Teesside as they live through another crisis. The closure of the steelworks will affect thousands in an area that is already struggling, where 81% of the population depend on tax credits.

The harvest of prime quality steel in this area may end.

Pray for us.

The picture was taken when visiting the coke ovens in March 2010. It is essential to keep the coke ovens working if there is to be hope to re-open the site for production. There is a ship waiting to deliver coal but the money is not available to pay for it, without more coal supplies the ovens can only work for a few more days.

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