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 […]