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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...

Consett Boys Club – A Club for the Generations

The Consett Boys Club was founded and created initially by the Consett branch of Toc H (Talbot House), a Christian society which itself was...

Life of the Railway Navvy – Blaydon to Consett 1865-1866 –...

During the early industrial days of the Derwent valley the advancement of the railway was all important. It moved the coal, iron, limestone as...

House Party – Consett History – By Lorraine Weightman

One of our friend’s quite well off parents were planning their annual August holiday. This year they'd opted for Torremolinos as they felt the...

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