1st July 1950 Steelworks Accident

1st July 1950 70 years ago saw an accident at the Consett Steelworks.   The project team of the History of the Consett are Steelworks project are keen to work with/listen to families of those involved to explore ways/options to “mark” this incident.   To start this, an album has begun to be created, and […]

The Rugby season is over…

The Rugby season is over.  It may have been officially cut short, but it has been a remarkable effort by the players at Consett RFC who contributed week in week out to maintain a 100% record, 22 games 22 victories!  There can’t be too many teams across the country who have wrapped up their league […]

Consett Cycling Festival to be rescheduled as a late-Summer celebration

Consett Cycling Festival to be rescheduled as a late-Summer celebration   Organisers have decided to reschedule Consett’s popular cycling festival to protect public wellbeing – but have vowed to make it a vibrant celebration later in the year. The now-annual event attracts international professional cyclists to Derwentside for the gruelling Tour of the Reservoir, together with […]

Empire Theatre to receive a £500,000 upgrade

A popular theatre in County Durham is set to receive significant investment to carry out improvement works. Durham County Council will invest over £500,000 to upgrade Consett’s Empire Theatre which will see a number of improvements made to the building. The project will involve refreshing the décor of the theatre’s auditorium, enhancements to the stage […]