Dear Consett.

As things slowly go back to “normal” we wanted to bring you the last digital-only issue of the Consett Magazine in July. We’ve been looking at the situation closely and we’ve decided to go back into print from August 1st.

With Government guidelines changing all the time we didn’t want to take any chances as we know Consett has a large elderly population. We’ve had 100’s of calls over the past few months from concerned citizens worried about missing an issue because of the lockdown. Don’t fear! Digital Publishing is here.

Without further a due, let’s take a look at what we’ve got inside the July 2020 Digital edition of Consett Magazine: Local historian Brian Harrison revisits a hostile encounter involving the miners. Lorriane Weightman as usual has been busy during the lockdown and brings us her memories of “The Wizard of Oz” as well as a bonus poem.

Rochdale is this month’s place to go on pages 10 and 11.

Nancy Shaw goes “in with both feet” with an excerpt from her autobiography on page 13.

Joyce Shaw brings us two more fascinating stories on pages 16 and 20.

Puzzle corner is on page 21, where you’ll find the July crossword and the answers to last month’s crossword (June Consett Magazine – Digital Edition).

As always, you can access all the Consett Magazine stories past and present on consettmagazine.com – where we’ve published 1800 articles to date.

To read all 93 editions of Consett Magazine from 2012 to today, visit: http://issuu.com/consettmagazine

Warmest regards,

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


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