Dear Consett Readers,

Happy New Year Consett!

It’s an exciting time of year, where resolutions are made and sometimes broken. We hope whatever 2016 brings you, it is an incredibly happy one!

In this months edition read about local lad, Michael Weightman and his journey to his first Sky Sports TV appearance; the second part of Monkey’s “Death of the Video Shop”, Syd Peck’s New Year Resolutions, Consett AFC Fixtures, Glenn McCrory’s upcoming on stage production “Carrying David”, and the story of Mad Maddison by local historian Brian Harrison.

If you have a great story you’d like to share, get in touch by calling us on 01207 438 292. We appreciate all the calls and emails we receive each month and can’t wait to hear from you with the next big story!

Made with Love by the Consett Magazine Team!

Here’s to 2016!


Brian Harrison
Barry Kirkham
Marco Elsy
Frank Bell
Neil Sullivan
Lorraine Weightman
Syd Peck
Malcolm Clarke (Online)
Jim Callan
Alan Harland (Online)
Dr Jacqui Molyneux
Emma Atkinson
Chris Dodds
Alan Elsy

The Front Cover

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