The Freightliner site was able to operate at night as the flood lighting shows. The lights of ICI Billingham stretch across the horizon and it is just possible to see some of the major buildings silhouetted against the glow. Can anyone say what they are?
A few years earlier, the lights were more like Blackpool illuminations and even more spectacular, as most of the industrial lighting at ICI then seems to have been of the mercury vapour type. This tended to produce a variety of colours that were not pure white. By the time this photograph was taken the cheaper, yellowish/orange low pressure sodium lighting had become the predominant form at Billingham.
Photograph and details courtesy of Fred Starr.