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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...

Consett’s Era Of Unrest

There had been open conflict between the English and Irish Immigrants in Consett from the early 1840s. The most famous date of March 1858...

When the Clock Stopped

When the Clock Stopped I suppose most people in the area have heard the saying "You’re like Potts’ Clock" meaning you had stopped or were...

Consett – A Potted History of an Industrial Town

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeP_Kpzwpp0]Consett, the town we know today, has only been in existence since the early 1840s and the foundations of the Consett Iron Company.Men...

Terris Novalis

(literally translated into English meaning, ‘in newly cultivated lands’)On the former Consett steelworks site beside the C2C cycle path there stands two huge sculptures...

Consett – The UK’s Boom Town

In 1841, the population of Consett was only one hundred and forty five people. The town rapidly grew soon after this because the hills...

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