PRONOUNCED dead following the worst disaster in the history of Consett steelworks, a blast furnace man lay motionless on a slab at the mortuary. He and 11 others had been overcome by deadly carbon monoxide which had seeped out unnoticed into their workstations. Overcome by the poisonous gas, they fell where they stood. Later, their […]
Property Inventory Inspections and Property Management This time we are going to focus on PIIM Property Inventory Inspections & Management, with the information provided by Janet Stoddart. What does your business do? “Independant & Professional Property Inventories and Property Management.” Tell us about your main services & / or products? “Lettings agent and Inventory company, […]
Attached are the citations for the 9 men recognised by Carnegie Hero Fund Trust. Click on the image to enlarge it.
2020 sees a number of major anniversaries and commemoration’s for the Consett area and the Consett & District Heritage Initiative (CDHI). On 12th September 2010 the CDHI opened its doors for our first ever exhibition which saw more than 1000 people attending at the Lodge in Blackhill & Consett Park. The date was of a […]
Please take a few minutes to listen to the amazing insight from Ernie Jeffrey. Ernie talks about Consett through the ages and is an inspirational opportunity to hear from someone who has lived through the various historical Consett eras and talks about the Steelworks furnace disaster in 1950. PDF Transcript of Interview
Please take a look at the link below sent to us from Leadgate Community History Club about the History of Photography. Please get in touch with email@example.com if you have any pictures you are willing to share or want scanned. https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/objects-and-stories/history-photography
*** Information provided by Karbon Homes *** For those of you who might not be aware, Karbon runs a telephone befriending service for over 55’s, Silver Talk. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK 4 months ago the demand for Silver Talk has rocketed and we have tripled the number of service users who […]