Hello, the good people of Consett!

Welcome to the 79th issue of the Consett Magazine.

We’re honoured to be part of a thriving community with exceptional local history, fantastic businesses and most of all, inspiring people. Consett saw the first ever Cycle Festival which turned out to be a huge success, you can see pictures and video of the event on our website and read the rundown on page 15.

We have been independently publishing Consett Magazine for nearly 7 years now and we’d like to thank all the advertisers, contributors and readers for making it what it is today.

The cover pictures was contributed by Brian Harrison of the Consett District and Heritage Society. Brian is trying to save the old Ambulance Hall for the town and plans to turn it into a Heritage and Arts Centre for the community. You can find out more on our facebook page or the Consett District and Heritage page. If you have a picture you’d like to be featured as the front cover then please send us it in an email to editor@consettmagazine.com.

This month we have all your regular favourites, Brian Harrison (Page 4 & 5), Lorraine Weightman (Page 10), Alex Nelson (Page 12), Catherine Meades (Page 11) and local artist Neil Sullivan (Page 14). We also would like to introduce a new regular writer Angela Tindle (Page 7)

Last month saw local nursery Shotley Bridge Nursery School get a very special visit from TV celebrity Dr. Ranj to unveil their outstanding achievement of Millie’s Mark, you can find out more on page 9.

As always, if you contact any of the businesses in this issue, please be sure to mention where you saw them, without the continued support from our advertisers and contributors, Consett Magazine would cease to exist. We’d like to thank everyone that make this magazine possible. We hope you enjoy this issue and for more in-depth stories be sure to visit consettmagazine.com
Have a wonderful July!

Warmest regards,
Barry Kirkham, Marco Elsy, and all of the writers, people and businesses who make Consett Magazine possible.


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