Leadgate Community History Club – Website

The major rewrite of our Club website http://leadgatecommunityhistoryclub.co.uk 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 […]

‘Workers Thread’

The Community Arts Team at Derwent Valley Partnership are currently developing a community arts and social history project called ‘Workers Thread’ linked to Consett Empire Theatre.   They would be keen to hear from any local drama, theatre, history and/or art based groups who may be interested in getting involved.   A full outline of […]

Teddy bear’s picnic

Teddy bear’s picnic has been going for 28 years, originally from an idea by a regular at the Crown & Crossed Swords in Shotley Bridge, to bring festive cheer to older members of the local population. Usually patrons are collected from 3 local care homes, (these are St Mary’s Convent, Shotley Park Care Home and […]

World Photography Day 2020

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 richardjudd@leadgatecommunityhistoryclub.co.uk if you have any pictures you are willing to share or want scanned.   https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/objects-and-stories/history-photography

Silver Talk with Karbon Homes

*** 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 […]