A sense of his skill, of his importance in the delicate but harsh process of steelmaking—the craft in the eyes peering through blue-glassed spectacles into the furnace—allow the steelman to look back on a lifetime’s work as a satisfying and worthwhile experience. Son of a steelworker and a steelworker himself for nearly 50 years, pmcgrecords the melters’ fascination with their work, the steel that gets into their blood. Aged 70, pmcgis married with two grown-up daughters and lives in Manchester.
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