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A while a go I started putting together a number of small articles I had found in the old newspapers relating to the area....

Consett has always been known for its infamous weather, something I am glad to say has not plagued the area as much in the...

Like many other parts of the Consett area the true origins of Iveston Village has been lost to the mists of time. There are...

Joshua Lax was born in High Pittington in the parish of Hallgarth, County Durham on the 17th September 1834 the son of George Lax...

  I was standing watching the demolition of parts of Consett Swimming Baths the other day with a sad and unmistakable knot in my stomach....

September arrived, but no more school. I had applied to Teacher Training College, and was awaiting confirmation of my place. My other friends were...

People of my age and older will remember with fond memories the trips to the seaside with the many Workmen's Clubs of the area....

From the inception of the heavy industry in Consett there have always been factions and oppositions to each. The industry brought with it a...

As I am sure many of the readers are aware as part of the CDHI my wife and I help people with their family...

It all started on 10 am on the night of 20th November 1904. Robert Minks, a Master Shifter at the Derwent Hunter Pit, had...

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