the dedicated website for West Yorkshire Foundries.
The foundry on Clarence Road Leeds started production
in the 1930's; its closure was announced in September
2003. From April until November 2004 Heads Together
Productions facilitated the project 'Meltdown'. Foundry
staff were encouraged to record and express their
thoughts and memories of working in a large foundry
facing closure. This work has been reproduced in a
variety of forms:
'Meltdown – Words and Images from a West Yorkshire
– which is toured throughout the Leeds area.
of the short documentary film about the foundry -
Cast Well and True.
This website contains additional work, updates, analysis and an education pack for schools. Anyone can contribute thoughts and feedback in the Afterlives section. If you would like to see what others have said please click
Meltdown was a
partnership project between Heads Together, Amicus
and Hydro Aluminium Motorcast – supported by
the Heritage Lottery Fund.