From Sue Parker at the Cleveland Institution of Engineers:
Do you have any information on Davy United who used to have offices in Bowesfield Lane in Stockton? There is going to be an exhibition of paintings by Kenneth Steel in Sheffield (where he was born and lived), and the organisers are trying to find original paintings that he did for Davy’s. This one was done for Davy United in Stockton in 1954.
Does anyone recognise what it is a painting of, and if it was an actual plant? If it was an actual plant, does anyone know where it was?
Kenneth Steel is alleged to have done quite a few paintings for Davy’s at Stockton. Six are known to have hung in the Boardroom at Bowesfield Lane, and I know where three of them are, and these are scenic views of Teesdale. The other three may also be scenic views of Teesdale. The organisers of the exhibition are keen to find any paintings of steelmaking plant.
Someone somewhere will know someone who knows about these things, it’s just a case of finding them!