STEETLEY Dolomite and Sea Water Operations in the North of England
Volume II: SEA WATER MAGNESIA
(384 pages excluding indexes)
Following on from their first book, the authors Robert Dunn and John Smailes describe the early development of sea water magnesia as the most interesting part of Steetley's local history.
From a Cumbrian perspective there is a large appendix specially about the Harrington Magnesite Works which covers 45 pages with many photos, some in colour.
This dovetails nicely with Steetley's development of refractory materials produced from sea water magnesia.
Most readers will find the WWII interaction between Government and Steetley of interest and then come to realise how vital Harrington was to meet the wartime demand for magnesium metal.