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History of Consett Steelworks Commemorates 1950 Gas Accident

On Saturday, July 1, 2023, History of Consett Steelworks will be hosting a commemoration event to mark the 73rd anniversary of the 1950 gas...

Focus on Consett Meltdown as Steelworks Shut

For the second time in a decade, one of my Google Alerts has brought a story about Consett to my attention. Today, it is Home...

We Used to Make Steel – Consett Steel Poem

There is a place high up on ground It's workings can be seen from all around Toil, sweat, graft and tears Dry throats soothed by post-work beers Iron,...

Consett – A Potted History of an Industrial Town

Consett, the town we know today, has only been in existence since the early 1840s and the foundations of the Consett Iron Company. Men came...

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...

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