I found the following interesting newspaper articles:
14, February 1939
An ad in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, from 14 February 1939, shows:
Ashes and slag for disposal at Tharsis Copper Co's Works, Hebburn.
29, September 1939:
The 1939 Register, which was taken on the 29th of September, shows that many Hebburn folk (most from the Newtown) were employed at Hebburn Copper Works.
25 September 1948
Shields Daily News
BODY OF MAN, 78, IN OLD BUILDING
With both legs broken and a bruise on the head, the body of 78-year-old Marino Fusaro, who lived at 18 Tennant Street, was found last night in the derelict buildings_of the old Tharsis Works at the discovery was made by two boys, Il-year-old John McCoy, of Ann Street, Hebburn, and his eight-year-old brother.
It would appear that Mr Fusaro had fallen 30 feet.
Allan, from this information, I would gather that the Hebburn Copper Works closed about 1939, due to the war, and demolished in 1948, because of Mr. Fusaro's death showing how unsafe it was.
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