Hello and welcome to your free April edition of Consett Magazine,

Spring is almost in full swing.

Did you know April is named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite? In the Roman calendar, the fourth month April is spelled Aprilis, meaning “to open.” Festivals which were planned for April included Parrilla, a day celebrating the founding of Rome.

We’re bringing you another packed issue this month starting with another fascinating local history piece from Brian Harrison on pages 4 & 5. Lorraine Weightman looks back at her Easter memories on page 6. Leslie Rutherford looks at the history behind the naming of a local estate on page 10. Saltburn-by-the-Sea is this month’s Place to Go on page 12. On page 13, Mrs. B. Storey sent in some fantastic pictures of the heavy snow from a storm in 1947. Read about the snow angels of 2018 on page 15.

A special thanks goes out to Bazza Davison for submitting this month’s front cover image. If you’d like to see your image on the front cover in April, send your best Springtime photographs (we’re thinking lambs, more daffodils, and rabbits; but we’ll let your imagination go wild!) to editor@consettmagazine.com

We hope you enjoy Consett Magazine and remember to visit consettmagazine.com for even more local stories, history, news, articles, videos, and photographs.

Have a wonderful April Consett!

Barry Kirkham, Marco Elsy,
Firefly New Media UK
and everyone who makes
Consett Magazine possible.

PS – As many of you may already know, Consett Magazine is published by local media firm Firefly New Media UK; but did you know Firefly are on the lookout for some amazing people to join their team? If you are a UX/UI Web Designer, Media Advisor, or Graphic Designer see page fifteen for more information and how to apply for all the opportunities at Firefly.




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