Dear Consett Readers,

Thank you for picking up this month’s edition of the free Consett Magazine.

On the former Consett steelworks site beside the C2C cycle path, there stands two huge sculptures based on nineteenth-century surveyors instruments, a theodolite (used to measure horizontal angles) and a level (used to establish the bond between a surface to the horizontal). As you will have noticed this month’s front cover is a spectacular image of the Consett Theodolite taken by Jack Sharp (instagram: just_jackphotography). Thanks to Jack for submitting this and for Consett Magazine to be able to feature the image for the October 2019 front cover.


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In this months edition, read local historian Brian Harrison’s piece (page 4 & 5) about Reverend Steggall who was instituted to the position of first Vicar of Consett by the then Bishop of Durham, Charles Thomas. A very interesting story indeed. Page 9 contains information about the Consett Pool League, Lorraine Weightman returns on page 10 with “Home Sweet Home”, always a nostalgic and gripping read.

If you’d like to submit a story to the magazine, we’d love to hear from you! You can submit your story by visiting and clicking on the “write for us” link at the top of the website or just drop us an email to

Warmest regards,

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

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