Thanks for picking up the August edition of the free Consett Magazine.

As always, we’ve got some wonderful local stories for you to feast your eyes on this month; both in the magazine you have in your hand now and online at (we’re proud to tell you, last month the website received 172,282 hits).
So, if you’ve not visited us online yet, now might be a good time to have a look and see what all the fuss is about!

A very interesting opinion piece was sent to us by Dr. David Taylor, a concerned resident and group leader of over 600 members in Delves Lane & Templetown who oppose the council’s planned development for more housing in the area. The group states that Schools, Doctors, and Dentists are already full and the plan offers little in the way of improving important local infrastructure and services. Read this story on page 10, have your say online in the comment section of this article on or search Facebook Group: ‘Delves and Templetown residents against the planned developments for more information.’

Brian Harrison, your favourite local historian goes back in time to the 19th century to share the story of John Seymour, a local businessman and philanthropist (see page 4-5). Interestingly Lorraine Weightman also goes back in time (although a little more recent than the 19th century) to the 1970s with her piece “Blue Jeans On” where she reminisces about the denim fashion trends of that time.

Once again, thanks for reading this month’s edition, please recycle this magazine after you’re finished reading it by passing it onto a friend or family member. And do mention Consett Magazine when reaching out to any of our advertisers, they are the lifeblood of the magazine, without them, this free publication could simply not exist. So, thanks to everyone who advertises and contributes to the magazine each month.

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Warmest regards,
Barry Kirkham, Marco Elsy,
and everyone who makes this magazine a success (you know who you are!)

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