Dear Consett Readers,

Spring has sprung in Consett, and with it arrives our thrilling April 2024 edition, brimming with the latest local curiosities and happenings.

Our April 2024 cover features Burt Hunter, a hedgelaying expert with over four decades of experience, highlighting the importance of preserving traditional skills. George Ledger from Consett in Focus captures this dedication, showcasing the craft that plays a crucial role in maintaining our rural landscape. Isn’t it remarkable how these age-old practices continue to shape our countryside?

The connection between generations shines through in our story about Consett RFC’s Matthew Tetley who visited Redwell Hills Nursing Home, illustrating the community’s deep-rooted love for local sport and its ability to unite people of all ages.

The Consett Memory Makers Choir exemplifies the positive impact of music, especially for those locally with dementia with the amazing efforts to provide support and companionship through song. How has music touched your life or the lives of those around you?

We delve into the creative world of Fantasia Fancy Dress, where Melanie’s passion for costume design brings joy and imagination to life, and explore the transformation of The HUB Consett from a disused pub into a community hub, now celebrating its expansion with a new café (1 Sherburn Terrace, Consett DH8 6ND, United Kingdom).

Victor’s journey with Wiga Wagaa introduces us to the rich flavours of West Africa, right here in Consett. At the same time, Brian Lewins’ fundraising achievements for Alzheimer’s research highlight the incredible community spirit and the collective effort to support a vital cause.

Lorraine Weightman’s exploration of her DNA offers a personal narrative on heritage and identity, connecting us to the broader story of human migration and ancestry. Have you ever explored your ancestry and what did you find?

We’re inviting you not just to read, but to share your own stories. Since 2012, we’ve been celebrating Consett’s positivity and you’re a big part of this adventure. Join us in making Consett’s voice stronger and spread the good vibes. Plus, local businesses, here’s your chance to connect with our readers and showcase what you offer.

All the best,
Barry Kirkham, Marco Elsy
and all the people who make this magazine possible every month

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