Welcome to the June 2023 edition of , where we bring you a delightful array of community news and engaging articles.
This month, we invite you to embark on a journey of intellectual stimulation and social interaction by joining the Consett Bridge Club. Alongside this exciting opportunity, we have a collection of captivating articles, photographs, and recommendations to enrich your reading experience.
Lorraine Weightman is a grandmother to two young girls, Eleanor and Matilda. In her article this month, she shares her thoughts on the special bond between grandmothers and grandchildren (on page 11).
Are you looking for a new hobby that challenges your mind and allows you to socialise with like-minded people? Look no further than Consett Bridge Club! We are a friendly group of bridge players who welcome new members of all abilities and ages (Page 5).
In this edition, we are thrilled to showcase the work of the ‘Consett in Focus’ Documentary Photography Group as they document Greencroft Netball and Ashfield and Briary Allotments Association with their Consett @ Play series. Join us on a visual journey as these talented photographers capture the beauty of nature and the passion of the allotment community and local sporting talents (Pages 6-7).
Discover the Perfect Frames for Your Style: Hackett Frames and Joules Frames from Consett Eyecare. Enhance your personal style with the perfect eyewear from Consett Eyecare (Page 8).
Transforming your garden into a breathtaking sanctuary is within reach with expert guidance from Beveridge’s Nursery (Page 9). Discover their top five tips for creating a stunning outdoor space that reflects your personality and inspires tranquillity.
Blackhill Cemetery holds the resting place of notable individuals who have contributed to the history and culture of Consett (Page 13). Join Barrie Davison on an insightful stroll through this historic cemetery as he uncovers the burial site of Baron Avro Manhattan. Discover the extraordinary life of this man, who not only wrote numerous books but also had connections with influential figures such as H.G. Wells, Pablo Picasso, and George Bernard Shaw. Delve into the stories that lie beneath the leafy confines of Blackhill Cemetery and celebrate the rich tapestry of Consett’s past (also check out consettmagazine.com where you’ll find 250+ history stories published over the last 11 years, covering centuries of Consett history).
We hope that this month’s edition of Consett Magazine brings you joy, inspiration, and a deeper connection to our vibrant community. Embrace the opportunities to engage, learn, and make new friends through the Consett Bridge Club and the myriad of other enriching activities in Consett and beyond.
Have a wonderful (and hopefully sunny) June,
Barry Kirkham, Marco Elsy
and everyone who makes the
Consett Magazine possible.