Lorraine Weightman found herself writing poems during lockdown in early 2020. She began documenting her thoughts and feelings about the situation she and the rest of us found ourselves in. Some lines are sad and reflective, while others are humorous and amusing; all in all, revealing a very a human account of how life was changing and the ways in which we all tried to adapt.

Lorraine has now shared her poems in a book, which is a charity publication sponsored by Consett Rotary Club and small local business’s in Consett.

‘Lockdown Lines’ published by Firefly New Media UK and with amazing illustrations by Fr John Bagnall will be officially launched alongside an exhibition of the Consett Corona Photo Project at St Patrick’s Church Hall from Friday September 10th until Sunday September 12th. All are welcome and books will be on sale there with extra giveaways.
Treat yourself to a copy and perhaps buy another for a friend. Why not bring them along to the launch and have them signed by Lorraine and Fr John.

The books are available to buy now in shops and venues in Consett * and can be purchased online for £4.99 + £1.00 p&p in the UK. To request your copies – email: lorraine7556@gmail.com
PayPal Link paypal.me/lorraineweightman
and Lockdown Lines will be delivered to your door.

Places that stock ‘Lockdown Lines’

Edward’s Coffee Shop and Eatery
St Patrick’s Church Consett
St Pius Church Moorside
Brooms Church Leadgate
Consett Library
Henley Gardens Garage
Knitsley Farm Shop
Medomsley Road – The Flower Shop


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Lorraine Weightman
Lorraine Weightman who regularly writes a monthly memoir telling of her days growing up in Consett has just published 2 books in conjunction with Firefly New Media Uk, which share 24 stories that were originally seen in Consett Magazine over the past few years. https://www.facebook.com/consettstories/


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