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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.

From Consett People to the Brigade – Consett History

The St John Ambulance Association has always had a big presence in our area. Consett Iron Company had its own members of...

Love Actually – Consett History – By Lorraine Weightman

It's that time of year again when families and friends try to organise get-togethers before the big day. You hear, 'It won't be long...

Sir David Dale – Industrialist & Philanthropist 1829-1906 – Consett History

Sir David Dale was born on 11th December 1829 in the Bengal state of Murshidabad, India, the son of David Dale, an employee of...

The Phantom Avenger of North West Durham – Consett History

It was mid autumn on what was described by the met office as a generally wet month in October 1935. It was a busy...

Narrowly Averted Disaster at Shotley Bridge – Consett History

Saturday 25th August 1883 started as any summer holiday in August did, the weather was bright and cheerful and was the perfect day for...

A Few Local Finds – Consett History

I have always been an massive fan of programs like Time Team, The Detectorists and The Mud Men. I think it is the collector...

John Seymour – Local Businessman and Philanthropist – Consett...

John Seymour was born in 1815 in Durham, to Thomas Seymour a paper maker and Ann his wife. He married Margaret Jopling a farmers...

Consett Exhibition & Show – Consett History

Like every northern area, Consett and district had its share of tradition's, from the archetypal northern Pigeon fanciers, Whippet Racing and right down to...

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