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 […]

Land of Oak and Iron

A group of volunteers are setting up as Land of Oak & Iron Trust. They have already achieved some brilliant work, including a Heritage Orienteering project around Blackhill and Consett Park (all fresher students from Derwentside College, plus pupils from 3 local primary schools working together); bringing Tales of Derwentdale and Men of Iron back […]

Steel that nobody else in the world could match

Consett Iron Company made Spring steel that nobody else in the world could match – they were famous for their Spring steel – made from the waters of the River Derwent.  They exported their steel all over the world! I worked for CIC for 8 years, and was the Shipping Invoice Clerk. I had to […]