The names of 76 fallen World War One soldiers have been unearthed as part of the redevelopment of the former Newport Ironworks in Middlesbrough.

The team behind the new Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park (TeesAMP) are working with neighbours TWI to restore the plaque which is inscribed with the names of the town’s fallen WW1 heroes who worked at the Ironworks before heading off to battle.

Geoff Hogg of Cleveland Property Investments, who is working with Middlesbrough Council and Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) to bring TeesAMP to life, said: “This site’s history was always going to be celebrated as part of our redevelopment. 

“Newport Ironworks played such a huge part in Middlesbrough’s industrial heritage and it’s important to give these local heroes the respect they deserve by ensuring the commemoration is restored for future generations.”

Phase one of TeesAMP will include 180,000 sq ft of space set in high quality, well-designed, high specification buildings in a quality landscaped environment.

Find out more about the plaque.