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Consett District and Heritage Initiative – October Exhibition

Consett District and Heritage Initiative - October Exhibition From Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th October come and see some fantastic photos and artifacts from a bygone era.  Consett Methodist...

Water Water Everywhere and only Beer to Drink – Consett History

Water Water Everywhere and only Beer to DrinkIn the early years of the Derwent Iron Company, the idyllic hamlet of Consett boomed into a buzzing industrial town....

Macabre Death on the Heaps – Consett History

It was a dry spring Saturday evening in April 1863 when James Malone, better known to his friends as Dublin Jack, set out with...

Consett Theatres – Consett History

The men and women of the area may have been humble working class people but we have also always been a cultured area. Almost...

Leadgate Park and Exiles, Two Clubs One Village – Consett History

In the 1890's Consett and the surrounding area's where a bustling hive of Industry with the Steel Works and the local mines. The men worked hard but also played...

Little Edward – Consett History

Blackhill & Consett Park was opened on 17th July 1891 and gifted to the people of the area by the Directors of the Consett...

Consett or Berry Edge in Brief

For years there has been a constant argument among many people about the original name of Consett. From most local history books it was...

Castleside Woman Reaches 100 Years Old

Audrey Pattison of Castleside County Durham is an amazing woman with a lot of stories to tell. You expect this of someone who has...

The Rock n Roll Legend of Consett

A Real Rock n Roll Legend Consett's very own Rock n Roll legend, Freddie Fingers Lee - inspired by Jerry Lee Lewis - has died....

Crookhall and the French Revolution

 During the reign of Elizabeth I, the country saw a new rise in Protestantism that was imposed upon the entire Kingdom. A large number...

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