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Curio Photos of People and Places – Consett Heritage

I, like many others into local heritage, love to buy curios, pictures and postcards of the area. In the past year, I have done...

Replica Mining Banner Finds New Home in Annfield Plain Library

A replica mining banner has been unveiled at Annfield Plain library, celebrating the county’s rich mining history and the people who lived during those...

Theatre Donation Which Bridged The Gap

A few months ago I was contacted by a lovely lady who had some items to donate to the Heritage Initiative, a number of...

Richard Murray

Richard Murray was an extraordinary business man who gave a lot to this town. Most people know him because of the Richard Murray Memorial Hospital,...

An End To The (Pub) Crawl

  There are very few things in an old industrial town like Consett which stir the memories quite like the stories of the old Pubs...

John Lough – The Mad Moment that Created an Artistic Genius.

John Graham Lough was born 8 Jan 1798 in Black Hedley near Consett the son of William Lough a local Blacksmith and his wife...

The Consett Co-op Stores – Our first Superstore

The Co-op was always an important place for the people of Consett as I am sure it was in many towns. I remember being...

Brick By Brick – A New Attraction at Beamish

Brick by brick, a New Exhibit for the Beamish MuseumThe vision of County Durham's past provided by the Beamish Museum will soon be added to by...

The Legendary Musician, The Last Goodbyes

The Last Goodbye to a Legendary Musician The funeral of the Rock n Roll musician, Freddie Fingers Lee - who died Monday 13 January -...

Consett’s very own Big Bad Wolf?

In the winter of 1904 the local newspapers lead with the story “The Wolf of Allendale”. From November 1904 until January 1905 the area...

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