The Appleby Ironworks was taken over by the Frodingham Ironworks company in 1912 to form the Appleby-Frodingham Steel Company and in 1918 they joined with Rotherham based steel makers Steel, Peech and Tozer, Samuel Fox and Company of Stocksbridge and various colliery interests to form the United Steel Companies (USC) Limited. USC became part of the nationalised industry, the British Steel Corporation (BSC), in 1967, along with GKN and RTB – see below. BSC merged with Koninklijke Hoogovens to form Corus Group in 1999. Corus Group was acquired by Tata in 2007. Corus changed its name to Tata Steel Europe and adopted the Tata corporate identity in September 2010.
The 1981 mug celebrates the 50th gala, making 1932 the first year to hold a gala.