We have another open session at The Lodge in Consett & Blackhill Park next week. Why another session? Because they are so good. Come and be part of a discussion on Consett past and present. A warm welcome guaranteed.
We have another open session at The Lodge in Consett & Blackhill Park tomorrow. Come and be part of a discussion on Consett past and present. A warm welcome guaranteed.
Here is talk that you might be interested in on Tuesday February 5th, 7pm upstairs meeting room at Tyneside Irish Centre. Peter Brabban on: Consett Steelworks – Thatcher’s first victim A photographic essay on the campaign to save the Consett … Continue reading
RED DUST PHIL BARTLE Exhibition at The Lodge Blackhill and Consett Park Phil Bartle, local Consett artist, has kindly loaned Leisureworks a selection of his artwork collection from ‘Red Dust’ as part of Made of Steel. This is a project … Continue reading
A very good day at The Lodge… Consett past and present… Consett without the Works…. The impact of losing a major employer. People passionate about their town: what could be better? Andrew will be editing the audio tapes (as we … Continue reading
At one of our Open days at the Lodge someone asked when Consett Railway Station closed. Opened: 17.8. 1896 Closed to passengers: 23.5.1955 Closed completely: 2.10.1967 Cut and past the link for more information. http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/c/consett/index.shtml We will be at The … Continue reading
I’ve found myself looking at number of Consett films and here is one you might enjoy and find interesting. Men of Consett (1959, dir. Tom Stobart, 30 minutes) The film is an account of the visit of filmmaker Tom Stobart … Continue reading
Here is a link to five short BBC films on Consett. They underline the dominance of ‘The Works’ on the landscape. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nationonfilm/topics/steel/background.shtml And a Pathe News film http://www.britishpathe.com/video/consett-iron-works/query/iron
Artist, Paul Belcher, makes a good point and has added to our Consett Time Line. I would like to see lots more additions: thanks Paul. Blackhill and Consett Park is important to Derwentside due to its historical links with the … Continue reading
Talking to Bryn Young about his mam, Pat Young, who sadly died in 2011, Bryn tells of his mother’s pride at being a Crane Driver at the Works. When she died the fact that she was a Crane Driver was … Continue reading