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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...

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

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

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 Exhibit for the Beamish Museum The vision of County Durham's past provided by the Beamish Museum will soon be added to by...

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

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

Christmas once again, that magic time of year, and the usual spending sprees that seem to be part of our lives. But it wasn’t always...

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