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Made of Steel is a Heritage Lottery funded project which is managed by Colour Your Life at Leisureworks. This is a creative heritage project capturing the memories, stories and archives around Consett Steelworks and the surrounding community then and now.

Consett Steelworks dominated Consett, County Durham for 140 years from 1864 when Consett Iron Company was established. The Steelworks was closed down in October 1980 and devastated the community.

Having no permanent museum, the stories and memories of the people that worked at the Steelworks, their families and wider community are the only legacy of an industry that affected thousands of lives.

Made of Steel is one of the last chances to chronicle first hand experiences and remember past generations and celebrate the historical importance of the area and its people, particularly for younger generations.

This project will work with filmmaker/photographer Andrew Hagan and Creative writer Tom Kelly to creatively capture community tales which will culminate in a film with soundtrack; a performance of poems, songs, drama and other spoken words; digital scrap book; an exhibition; educational resource accompanied by many other creative products to capture the unique and rich archives.

This project will run from November to late Spring 2013, where a number of reminiscence workshops, public community digitising and archiving opportunities will be available.

CONTACT 01207 218 852 / madeofsteel.yourstory@gmail.com or leave messages on facebook, leave messages on facebook.

Here is our Facebook page.
Consett Steelworks-Made of Steel


We have Open Days on Mondays 28th January
and February 4th at the Lodge in Consett and Blackhill Park from 1.00 to 3.00 pm

There is also a guided park walk on Monday February 18th. Again from 1.00 to 3.00 pm

Other dates where you can share your stories will be added.


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