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Strange Occurrence at Durham – By Brian Harrison

An Irishman named Jerry Cooper from a young age had served in the Royal Navy as a ship rigger and later became a gymnastic...

Curio Photos of People and Places – Consett Heritage

I, like many others into local heritage, love to buy curios, pictures and postcards of the area. In the past year, I have done...

Consett Remodelling – Late 1950’s…

Back in 1957 it was decided that Consett's older streets had to be knocked down to make way for new builds more suited to...

A Few Happenings of November 1919 – Consett History

Winter came thick and fast with 5 inches dropping overnight and frost setting it in on 12 November 1919. It was a severe cold...

Home Sweet Home – Consett History – By Lorraine Weightman

When friends get together to make new memories they spend a lot of time talking about the old ones. We all feel comfortable with...

And the Flag Floated at Half Mast – Consett History

Frederick Steggall was born in 12th January 1830 in London, the 3rd son of Dr John Steggall of Bloomsbury and his wife Geltrude Guiseppa...

Consett a Potted History of an Industrial Town – Revisited –...

It seems to be quite apt that I should revisit the first articles I wrote for the Consett Magazine way back in 2012. There...

Hamsterley Hall and the Sheriff’s – A Brief History of the...

Hamsterley Hall, Hamsterley, Co Durham is located between Consett and Rowlands Gill, in a beautiful rural Hamsterley Hall estate. The Hall is believed to...

Miners Hall Leadgate – A Colourful History – Consett History

After hearing a few things lately about the Miners Hall in Leadgate I became extremely curious and decided to have a look into the...

Shotley Hall – Consett History

The original Shotley Hall was of Queen Anne style and built at the turn of the early 1700's. Its position was much closer to the River Derwent and is believed to have been built and owned by Dr Andrews a physician to the Duke of Cumberland.

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