Dear Consett.

Due to continued social distancing measures, this month we’ve rolled out the digital print edition and postponed the print edition for May 2020. We’ll be reviewing going back to print again in the coming weeks and months. We hope this month’s stories will find their way to our readers online and can’t wait to be able to pay a visit to all the local shops and businesses in Consett very soon with a new print edition.

Let’s take a look at what we’ve got inside this month’s edition of Consett Magazine: Local historian Brian Harrison tells us about his interest in local curio photos and places [(curio) noun – a rare, unusual, or intriguing object.]. Portrait photographer Debbie Todd showcases this month’s profile piece on local fashion student, McKenna Marsden. Lorraine Weightman is dancing in the moonlight and provides some nice advice.

We also take a look at Ambron Radio, as they move to Glenroyd House and launch Consett’s first community radio station. Ask the Vet this month covers heatstroke risks for your pets. We have local community announcements from Beveridge’s Nursery, Gibside Art Club, and Cameo Family history.

We take a look at online shopping in the era of social distancing on pages 20-21. Puzzle corner is on page 23, where you’ll find the May crossword and the answers to last month’s crossword (April Consett Magazine – Print Edition).

As always, you can access all the Consett Magazine stories past and present on – where we’ve published 1744 articles to date.

To read all 90 print editions of Consett Magazine from 2012 to today, visit:

Warmest regards,

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

PS – Given the situation with Covid-19 we encourage people to get in touch and tell us how they’ve been using the lock-down time? How has the lockdown affected you? Let us know, email: or call 01207 438 292.

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