Welcome Bonny Lads and Lasses,

This month the front cover was submitted by local lass, Jodie Costello. We’re sure you’ll agree it’s an amazing image and new perspective of Front Street in Consett. Well done and thank you to Jodie for this great photograph. If you’d like to submit your photograph for the front cover, please email the editior@consettmagazine.com or message us on Facebook: “Consett Magazine”.


The story of Joshua Lax is one that’ll interest and inspire you, born in 1834 Lax made Consett, and more particularly, Shotley Bridge his home. Read about Joshua Lax by Brian Harrison on page 4.


Smoking is a bad habit, we all know that. Even some of us who choose to smoke cigarettes, but it can be difficult to kick the habit. For people who want to stop smoking, there’s never been a better time than this month. Read all about Stoptober on page 5.


There’s even more to read this month and on page 7, you can re-visit Botto’s Nightclub with Lorraine Weightman. Do you have any great stories about Consett in days gone by? Go ahead and contact us with your story by emailing: editor@consettmagazine.com.


Sally Smallwood, Owner & Designer at Wreckreation is making waves in the fashion world with her energetic and exciting clothing line. Read about Sally, Wreckreation, and her brand’s most popular product, Supercharger Jeans on page 8.


Get relief from musculoskeletal problems including back & neck pain, shoulder, knee & elbow problems, strains, sprains, sports injuries, bromyalgia & headaches with Kiwi Physiotherapy, read about them on page 9. Congratulations on 20 years of business to Karen and the Kiwi team.


Without further ado, please enjoy this October’s free edition of Consett Magazine.

Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to improve your local magazine, please call, email, or message us on social media to have your say next month.


Best regards,

The Consett Magazine Team

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