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The Consett Iron Works

The Derwent Iron Company, the original owners of the Consett Iron Works, realised from the very start that they would need to amass a...

An Unusual Find – The Yager Story

Recently, while looking through a popular auction site, I came across a very unusual item of interest; a pair of old spectacles linked to...

The Medomsley Pit Disaster

As you leave Bradley cottages and head towards the junction for Medomsley and Consett, directly in front of you there is a large field....

Watching Time Go By – The Dobson Story

A few years ago I bought a lovely silver embossed pocket watch made in 1896 by Dobson Gradon Blackhill. Little did I know that...

Crookhall and the French Revolution

  During the reign of Elizabeth I, the country saw a new rise in Protestantism that was imposed upon the entire Kingdom. A large number...

Benfieldside – The Devil and the Giants

Benfieldside is an ancient parish and has its origins right back into the dark ages. Benfieldside itself does not exist now as a village...

A Brief Account of the Mills at Shotley Bridge

The Mills at Shotley Bridge The River Derwent has long been a source of power and industry in our area. From as early as the...

Consett Parish Church

From the initial start of manufacture of iron in Consett in 1839, the workforce had been continuously growing. A once sparsely populated moor had...

Consett’s Era Of Unrest

There had been open conflict between the English and Irish Immigrants in Consett from the early 1840s. The most famous date of March 1858...

Beauty and History On Our Doorstep – Hownesgill Viaduct

Consett’s industrial giants are now gone, but in their wake, they have left us some amazing treasures. No matter where you live in this...

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