Hundreds take part in Consett’s Steel Town 20 walk

Hundreds take part in Consett’s Steel Town 20 walk as event doubles in popularity Around 200 people took part in the 2021 Steel Town 20 in Consett at the weekend! A County Durham town came together at the weekend as the fourth annual Steel Town 20 returned from an enforced break due to the coronavirus […]

The Secret World Of Crisps

This Channel 4 programme features a segment on Phileas Fogg when it launched in Consett and and interview with Keith Gill (who was instrumental in the formation of Phileas Fogg). The programme shows the biggest players in Britain’s crisp industry reveal what it takes to out-flavour, out-sell and outwit their rivals in the fierce battle for […]

Gala Theatre – free family theatre show

The Gala Theatre in Durham are touring a free family theatre show, ‘Billy Shakes: Wonder Boy!’ to Blackhill and Consett park this summer and would really appreciate some help to spread the word to local families. The performances will be on Thursday 12th August at 11am & 2pm. The shows are free to attend (no […]

County Durham riverside glamping plans are approved

PROPOSALS for a riverside ‘glamping’ site offering hot tubs and fishing activities for visitors in County Durham have been approved. Last year, a planning application was lodged with Durham County Council to erect six glamping pods in the Shotley Grove area, near Consett. The structures were planned for a parcel of land to the south of […]

Consett community comes together to fundraise …

Consett community comes together to fundraise over £5,000 for four-year-old with cerebral palsy Four-year-old Riley Forster has complex needs including cerebral palsy, being registered blind and having a gastrostomy tube fitted. The Consett community has raised over £5,000 for a family forced to move home to care for a boy who has severe disabilities. Four-year-old […]

Leadgate Community History Club – Website

The major rewrite of our Club website is now complete. It has been recoded with imbedded links for faster response time and the external links to Adobe Spark have gone.   Major new content has been included, Leadgate Fallen in WW2.   We hope you find it easier to navigate and the content educational […]