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Soggy Seaside Sandwiches – Consett History

People of my age and older will remember with fond memories the trips to the seaside with the many Workmen's Clubs of the area....

Dry Day in Consett – Consett History

From the inception of the heavy industry in Consett there have always been factions and oppositions to each. The industry brought with it a...

In Search of my Great Grandfather – Consett History

As I am sure many of the readers are aware as part of the CDHI my wife and I help people with their family...

Mystery in the Mine – Consett History

It all started on 10 am on the night of 20th November 1904. Robert Minks, a Master Shifter at the Derwent Hunter Pit, had...

A Curious Incident of Ebchesters Burning Man – Consett History

A Curious Incident of Ebchester's Burning Man Mr Robert Johnson, a Gentleman of Ebchester Hill was a very happy man at the birth of his...

The Reformation and Brooms – Consett History

Consett History - By Brian Harrison In the mid 16th Century a new upheaval hit not just England but also the rest of Europe. It...

Mad Maddison – Consett History

The Maddison family were a prominent and respected family of the area, two of their number even finding fame and reward within the Diplomatic...

Boglehole – The Drift and Goblin

As a young boy growing up in Delves Lane my playground stretched from the train line at Consett to Knitsley and Iveston. Most Days...

Our Irish Immigrant Roots – Consett History

As far back as the late 1700's Irish itinerant workers flocked over the water to England during he harvest time. Known as Spalpeens these...

The Benfieldside Split – Consett History

Shotley Bridge had always been a well established village, with its fine houses, spar and hotels. It had been attracting people to the area since the 1830's to...

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