Thanks for picking up your free copy of the Consett Magazine this month. Consett Magazine is here to spread all the good news happening in our awesome town!

We know waiting a month for the new print edition can feel like a long time, so if you’re looking for more positive local stories, please bookmark where you’ll find exclusive local stories almost every single day.

In this month’s edition, you’ll find a wealth of amazing stories including a fabulous piece from Lorraine Weightman titled “Whole Lotta Love” (find out what happened to Lorraine and her friends one Spring Bank Holiday weekend on page five), there’s a lot to be said about ‘bread’ on page six from Sweetharts in Blackhill, if you’re looking for a great place to visit take a look at ‘Places to Go” with Alex Nelson on page ten.

Turn to page fifteen to find out about an event and celebration in honour of the local music man, John Kearney. John played a major part in developing the local music scene when Consett was struggling with high unemployment. We’d like to dedicate this edition of Consett Magazine to this local legend. Head to Blackhill Club on 20th May from 7 pm for “The John Kearney Thingy”.

We’re also delighted to tell you about the ‘North Durham Rotary Swimathon’ taking place on the 21st May to raise money for Willowburn, WaterAid, and a number of other great causes on page twelve. You can remind us about your charitable events by emailing

We hope you enjoy this edition of Consett Magazine, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a story for next month. We’re looking for optimistic and fun-loving stories about Consett.

Warmest regards,

Barry Kirkham
Marco Elsy
And everyone who makes the Consett Magazine possible.

PS – This month there’s a once in a lifetime sporting opportunity for 7-18-year-olds when the Haka Rugby Camp comes to Consett at the end of the month (Haka Rugby Global Team are coming all the way from New Zealand, and ex-All Black’s star Sam Tuitupou is coming to Consett too). Remember to book up using discount code: CONSETTMAGAZINE for £15 off, just visit:

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