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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...

Christmas With Nout

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...

Christmas in Consett – A Mixed Bag

Christmas was always a special time for me. We may not have had much money but our parents always made sure we had something...

Knitsley Viaduct and an Alarming Incident

Knitsley Viaduct, which spanned the valley between Knitsley and Lanchester, was built in 1862 as part of the North-East Railway. It was a picturesque construction...

Lighting The Coal Fire

Coal fires in the mining villages of North West Durham  This feature length piece by local history writer Mike Bowden takes a look into the...

October Winds

Consett has always been famed for its inclement weather with its giant snow falls that had been known to devoured houses and cars, especially...

The Sinking of a Pit and birth of Delves Lane

There were numerous pits sunk over the years encompassed by the Crookhall Colliery, the most important, I suppose, to me and for this story,...

The Hermit of Allensford

The hermit of Allensford, Tommy Thompson, was born at Stanhope about the year 1857. Tommy was sexton there for 20 years, later moving to...

The Night Soil Men

These intrepid workers carried out their occupation in the dead of night, and removed night soil, which was a respectable term for human waste....

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