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Meet Mikey Fullerton, Mole Catcher – Consett in Focus

For many farmers and gardeners, moles are viewed as nothing more than troublesome pests, bringing with them a plethora of issues. From contaminating silage...

May 2024 Editorial, Consett, County Durham

Dear Consett Community, welcome to the May 2024 edition of Consett Magazine, where we celebrate the blossoms of community spirit and the deep roots...

A Hungarian Adventure by Joyce Shaw

I suppose if you have not travelled to certain cities or countries, you make general assumptions…. eg Paris=the city of love, Bondi Beach=the surfer’s...

Meet Dry Stone Waller, Robert Lee – Consett in Focus

The Northern landscape is characterised by stone, whether in the crags of the 'Whin sill' along the ancient Roman frontier or in the stone...

‘Consett in Focus’ Food making – Wiga Wagga

By Chris Bruce The craft of sauce-making, but not just any sauce maker – Wiga Wagaa, a West African sauce artisan based at No. 1...

‘Consett in Focus’ Dress making / Seamstress -Fantasia Fancy Dress

By George Ledger A Seamstress or Tailor is a gratifying choice of Trade for anyone with a creative flair who enjoys hands-on work. These skilled individuals...

‘Consett in Focus’ Hedge Laying – Burt Hunter

By George Ledger Hedgerows form an important part of the landscape of County Durham but there are not many people left who know how to...

‘Consett in Focus’ UK Mining: Fluorite mine

By George Ledger and Chris Bruce When we embarked on this project, we aimed to spotlight both traditional and contemporary jobs and trades in our...

‘Consett in Focus’ The Legacy of a Cobbler

By George Ledger In the heart of Consett Town Centre resides Robert McKenzie, a seasoned cobbler whose expertise has been honed over a remarkable career...

‘Consett in Focus’ Beekeeper – Michael Littlemore

By George Ledger Michael has been involved with bees for 7 years, after taking over two hives from a friend who didn't have time to...

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