Dear Consett Magazine readers,

Tis’ the season to enjoy time with friends and family, forget the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and relax with your copy of the Consett Christmas Magazine in your hands.

I hope you’ll have a nice break from working, going to school, and everyday life during this festive season. What are you having for Christmas dinner? Will you be enjoying it at home or at a friend or family home?

Being the last month of the year and indeed the final month of the decade, I think it’s important to make the most of this time of year to reflect on all the good (and bad) things that have happened over the last 12 months and even over the last decade. What can you improve on? What would like to do or achieve over the next decade? Where will you be in 10 years time?

It is Consett Magazine’s aim to continue providing all the positive content we’ve been publishing for over the last 8 years – but to also continue to evolve and publish even more interesting stories, helpful information and educational content to the good people of DH8.

If you have any good ideas for stories, have an amazing image to share, or would simply like to provide feedback on how Consett Magazine can further improve then we would really love to hear from you. We <3 Consett.

We hope you’ll have a very merry Christmas, from all of the people and businesses who make this free magazine possible each and every month in print and (almost daily) online at

Warmest regards,

Barry Kirkham
& Marco Elsy

Fun Christmas Fact:
Most of Santa’s reindeer have male-sounding names, such as Blitzen, Comet, and Cupid. However, male reindeer shed their antlers around Christmas, so the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are most likely not male, but female or castrated.

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