Dear Consett Community,
As we turn the pages of the May issue of Consett Magazine, we are met with a diverse range of articles showcasing the beauty and community spirit of Consett. From the newly created Younger Wood on page 4, a testament to the efforts of one of our very own residents, to the plight of Watling Woods on page 5, a cherished natural area under threat from Calibrate’s plans to build a factory and road.
On Page 8, we read about Consett Eyecare’s revolutionary Light Reactive Lenses, providing a convenient solution for those tired of switching between glasses and sunglasses. Meanwhile, the Consett & Vale of Derwent Naturalists’ Field Club on Page 9 invites us to explore the beautiful landscapes of Northumberland, Cumbria, Yorkshire, and the south of Scotland.
The article on Glenroyd House on Page 12 reminds us of the importance of supporting our local charities and the services they provide to our community. At the same time, the Derwent Valley Flower Club on the same page offers the perfect opportunity for flower enthusiasts to connect with like-minded individuals and enjoy each other’s company.
As we turn to Page 13, Joyce Shaw’s piece on the charity booklet for orphaned children that relied on the sale of photographs to raise funds is a poignant reminder of how far we have come as a society in terms of equality.
And lastly, on Page 15, we are invited to embark on a spiritual journey with the Northern Saints at Minsteracres, following in the footsteps of iconic figures such as Aidan, Cuthbert, Oswald, Hilde, and Bede.
This month’s issue is a beautiful celebration of the community spirit that makes Consett such a special place to live.
We wanted to remind you that we are always eager to receive content submissions for our magazine. Whether you have photographs, videos, upcoming events, or compelling stories to share, we would love to hear from you. Our goal is to feature a diverse range of voices and perspectives from the Consett community, and we believe that our readers benefit from hearing from people like you.
If you have any questions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Have a wonderful May,
Barry Kirkham, Marco Elsy and everyone who makes the free Consett Magazine possible.