Pont Valley Website

As they state on their Home page ‘the Pont Valley Network’s website is the place where we’re trying to get people to work together – just by sharing information and using intelligence!’ http://pontvalley.net/cms/index.php And they give our events at the … Continue reading

Blackhill Railway Station

Date opened: 2.12.1867 Location: West from the end of St. Aiden’s Street Company on opening: North Eastern Railway Date closed to passengers: 23.5.1955 Date closed completely: 23.5.1955 More info @ http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/blackhill/index.shtml Photographs of Blackhill Railway Station 1900-1910 http://ww2.durham.gov.uk/dre/pgDre.aspx?&SEARCH=By+Place&TERM=Blackhill&ID=DRE434 http://ww2.durham.gov.uk/dre/pgDre.aspx?&SEARCH=By+Keyword&TERM=Railway+stations&ID=DRE2712 Site … Continue reading

Consett Station and Yard

The last rites at the Consett Station and Yard. I know how much interest on this site their is in railways and this photograph by Bob Lumley underlines their power to draw people to them. http://tracksrevisited.smugmug.com/Other/BR-Blue-in-B/21906851_RGVb3M/1752242076_SzfzrW6#!i=1752242076&k=SzfzrW6

A Vision of Britain Through Time

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/868 A really fascinating site giving interesting data on Consett from Census Reports to Industry and How People Made Their Living to unemployment http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10153888/theme/WK

History of Consett in Schools

It’s great to see schools working on the history of Consett. Here is a link to some of the work St Patrick’s has carried-out. http://www.stpatricksrc-consett.durham.sch.uk/31736 http://www.stpatricksrc-consett.durham.sch.uk/year5/28582 And having been in Consett Juniors I know they have a keen interest in … Continue reading


An article in the Durham Times summing up Thatcher with a Consett perspective. http://www.durhamtimes.co.uk/news/margaretthatcherdeath/10342146.print/ And another article from the Northern Echo ‘Thatcher Will be remembered for Closing Consett Steel Works’ http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northdurham/consett/10341089._Thatcher_will_be_remembered_for_closing_Consett_Steelworks_/ Plus an article from January 16, 1994 in the … Continue reading

Stanhope and Tyne Railway

Information on the line plus an excellent illustration of the routes and stations. It, once again, illustrates the industrial infrastructure of the area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanhope_and_Tyne_Railway