Thanks for picking up the September 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!

Last month a very interesting opinion piece sent to us by Dr. David Taylor exploded on social media reaching over 10,000 people. 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 in search of treasure in the area with A Few Local Finds. (See page 4-5).

Lorraine Weightman also goes back in time (although a little more recent than the 19th century) to the summer of 1979 with her piece “It‘s All Over Now” where she reminisces about her time in Consett and the Rock Legends of the time.
(See pages 10-11.) This and much more in the FREE Consett Magazine.

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  1. Hi there, I was born in Templetown in 1943 and wrote my life story called, “In with both Feet”

    According to reviews my story is a whirlwind of drama, life, struggles, travels, love, loss, heartache and personal triumph. A most riveting and well-crafted biography/memoir! From the opening pages, Ms. Shaw’s description of the different characters she encounters and her attention to personal and cultural detail for the time periods starting with the 1940’s and up through today, transport the reader to another world just by experiencing the lives of these incredible true to life and authentic characters, yet they are unlike any you’ve met before. It touches on some pretty heavy issues at times but never gets too depressing. Just real. Fans of dramatic nonfiction/memoirs, or anyone who just enjoys an entertaining, well-written story with lots of drama and emotional impact will enjoy this book. There are some surprising twists and some parts that really catch you off guard – some shocking and some sad… but this just makes this true book even more amazing and inspirational. The ending gives an emotional satisfaction necessary in a great book. Try it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

    I hope you will let me advertise it in your magazine. Thank you, Nancy Shaw, 211 Chetwynd Road, Burks Falls, Ontario, Canada, P0A 1C0. (705) 382-6065.


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