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All Saints – Easter holidays – Lorraine Weightman

This year Lent begins on March 1st. Ash Wednesday is the first day of forty preparing for the Easter holidays and is meant to be...

Oh Yes It Is! – By Lorraine Weightman

From a very early age I loved going to the theatre with my Mother. Brought up in a theatrical family, she was not only...

‘Rollin’ and Tumblin’ – Consett History

At the beginning of December thoughts of Christmas and going home for the holidays were on everyone's mind. I was so looking forward to...

Home Comforts – By Lorraine Weightman

You don't know what you miss until it's not there. Leaving home for the first time was a big adventure and in the first few...

Already Gone – Consett History

Leo Sayer's first LP had me dancing round the house to 'The Show Must Go On' and 'Long Tall Glasses' for weeks after I'd...

Old Flames – by Lorraine Weightman

September arrived, but no more school. I had applied to Teacher Training College, and was awaiting confirmation of my place. My other friends were...

Geordie Jeans

My Dad loved hearing and telling jokes, always laughing at his own the most, so it's no wonder his favourite saint was Lawrence, the...

Lost and Found – By Lorraine Weightman

I was brought up in a family and community who prayed on a regular basis. Because it was part of our life, we took...

7th May 1956 – Lorraine Weightman

Diamond Days, Golden Years Sixty years ago this month a baby girl was born in the Richard Murray Hospital in Blackhill. Only daughter to a steelworker...

Mothering Sunday – By Lorraine Weightman

Happy Mother's Day! Centuries ago it was considered important for people to return to their home or 'mother' church once a year. On the 4th...

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