The Teesside skyline will look very different in 12 months' time when the Redcar Steelworks are bulldozed to the ground.

It will take some time to get used to it.

To those stopping off for a lemon top, the blast furnace and coke ovens have been a permanent sight for decades, and there are bound to be grown men shedding a few tears when they are no more.

We've argued before, that, with the need for investment in our area greater than ever, demolishing these iconic structures is reluctantly the right thing to do.

The Teesworks site is full of possibilities for job creation in the industries of the future, and it would be wrong for anything to prevent that.

But with a timetable now set for demolition, we urge those responsible to come up with a plan to remember our industrial history before it is lost forever.

170 years of steelmaking is something we should all be proud of in our region. We cannot wait until it is too late to mark that properly.