Consett Museum - Lets Make It Happen

Consett Museum - Lets Make It Happen A page and discussion group to explore how to make a Consett Musuem happen so that there is a centra

18/07/2023

Thanks Kevin for agreeing for this to be shared “Home “….. In County Durham lies a place so grand, Where heritage and history tightly land, Consett and District, a jewel so rare, …

17/07/2023

Helping to combine the old with the new, our temporary works expertise proved critical on the new development ‘The Story’ at Mount Oswald, required to support the Grade II listed manor house while a contemporary extension was constructed.

06/07/2023

I then moved on to the locomotives as a fireman, you were handed a long pole with a hook on the end and this was a coupling pole, which was used to attach the locomotive coupling chain links on to …

05/07/2023

This is my dad James (Jim) Hegarty he started work at the Blast pushing barrows to load the furnaces aged about 15 he eventually drove steam engines and then diesels removing slag from the furnaces…

05/07/2023

The Steelworks had its own Infirmary and strong links to Shotley Bridge Hospital Did you or family members work in the Infirmary or drive one of the ambulances? Did you or a family member have to b…

02/07/2023

This was in my dad’s ( John Rogan) possession, I believe he took the photo as he worked in the steel plant offices. He took this as he also helped build the No 1 furnace in the photo around 1951 wh…

30/06/2023

Delighted to have met Jackie Oxley the owner of the Cosy Brye on Medomsley Road, Consett this week and to collect a kind donation of 2 programmes from the Folk Song and Dance Festivals in 1954 and …

20/06/2023

Alison and Mike Redshaw have kindly donated a map which will be scanned and shared for all to enjoy together with copies to be made for other local Heritage groups and for anyone who would like a c…

10/06/2023

Picture from 1958 Consett Show Image from 1964 Consett Show What are your memories of the Consett Show? Did you attend? Did you take part? Do have any pictures to share?

08/06/2023

The project team have begun discussions with the community outreach team from the “Story” We excited to explore how we can partner with them and provide chances for local people to acce…

02/06/2023

As a child, Arthur was born in Templetown in 1937. He was the eldest of four children, went to Consett School and loved playing in the fields around his home as a child. He worked at the steelworks…

02/06/2023

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel. Improperly ventilated appliances and engines, particularly in a tightly …

31/05/2023

Events programme for 2023 The History of Consett Steelworks Team are working on an exciting series of events for 2023 – watch this space! From coffee mornings, to Steel Walks to displays &…

29/05/2023

History of Consett Steelworks project team were delighted to be invited to be part of the Local History Day at the Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre in Winlaton See some pictures of our displa…

27/05/2023

After our initial online launch due to COVID we are now beginning to work on the next stage of the development of the project To this end and to share the aims of the project here are our aims To w…

17/05/2023

As part of the ongoing Mapping and 3D work on mapping not only the Steelworks site but the railways that supplied it we would like to ask people to consider supporting the research by adpoting a st…

22/04/2023

The May 2023 issue of Backtrack Magazine (Volume 37, No 5) contains an article by me on the Locomotives of Consett Iron Works. Covering the fascinating locomotive fleet at Consett, including the distinctive steam cranes and long boiler saddle and pannier tank engines such as A No 5 now preserved at Stephenson Steam Railway, this eight page long article features fifteen images of the works and locomotives, and one map. Together with the fleet itself, incidents involving them - including a fatal accident involving A No 5 - detail the working lives of the locomotives. The magazine is available from newsagents or by subscription, or as a back copy direct from the publisher http://www.pendragonpublishing.co.uk/html/may_2023.html

14/04/2023
12/04/2023

Michael Wylie Went along today. 48 years since I have been in Castleside club. I was hoping to find a photograph of the 1970 apprentice intake.. Every year seemed to be there except 1970. Does anyo…

25/03/2023

July 1st 2020 was the 70th anniversary of one of the most tragic events in the history of Consett Iron Company when 11 blast furnace workers lost their lives in a carbon monoxide gas leak. Many mor…

There are some great pieces of historical footage of Consett in operation available, as well as video of recent explorat...
24/03/2023

There are some great pieces of historical footage of Consett in operation available, as well as video of recent exploration of the site and the surrounding area. This includes the development of the current incarnation of Consett as a renewed and transformed town following the closure of the Works.

A good source is British Pathe who produced cinema reels for education, instruction, news and entertainment.

The footage has been split into three categories: general, including process and plant; transport, including the Tyne Dock to Consett and Stanhope and Tyne Railway lines; and finally Consett after the Works.

There are some great pieces of historical footage of Consett in operation available, as well as video of recent exploration of the site and the surrounding area. This includes the development of th…

We would welcome your help to build up a “story” about Arthur and also to share some of his pictures both of the Steelwo...
22/03/2023

We would welcome your help to build up a “story” about Arthur and also to share some of his pictures both of the Steelworks, its workers but also local pictures as we understand he took wedding photographs etc

Did you know him or family?

Did you work with him?

Did he take pictures of your wedding or special days?

We would welcome your help to build up a “story” about Arthur and also to share some of his pictures both of the Steelworks, its workers but also local pictures as we understand he took…

13/03/2023

Words About the Consett Steelworks Red Dust is “fondly” remembered but what other words would you use to describe the “Works”?? please comment or get in touch The picture is…

08/11/2022

Staffordshire, Leeds and Bradford The Godfrey Edition: Reprints of Old Ordnance Survey Maps Greetings! ‌ Welcome to our fortnightly Newsletter, with another four new maps. They include a new map for t

We are about to plan our Advent Calender of posts to mark XMAS 2022 with a Steelworks theme where possibleDo you have an...
05/11/2022

We are about to plan our Advent Calender of posts to mark XMAS 2022 with a Steelworks theme where possible

Do you have any content be that pictures, memories that you would consider allowing the HCSW Project team to use?

Was there a XMAS tree and decorations in the Offices?

Staff XMAS dinners or parties?

Anyone be a Steelworks Santa?

If so please do get in touch

We are about to plan our Advent Calender of posts to mark XMAS 2022 with a Steelworks theme where possible Do you have any content be that pictures, memories that you would consider allowing the HC…

Peter Jack Shaw as a follow up to recent post and comments has written this blog about the "company offices"Do have a re...
31/10/2022

Peter Jack Shaw as a follow up to recent post and comments has written this blog about the "company offices"
Do have a read and look at the pictures
If you have any internal pictures be great to see them
History of Consett Steelworks group

One building that many folks who remember the works, feel should have never been pulled down, was the main company offices. I don’t have or know the exact date this building was erected on th…

History of Consett Steelworks group are proud to publish this blog about the reasons behind the recent painting and also...
21/10/2022

History of Consett Steelworks group are proud to publish this blog about the reasons behind the recent painting and also the "process"

Thanks to Andy for sharing this and we look forward to more creative works from him in the future

After creating a painting of the “Blast Furnace”, I was asked if I could comment on my artistic processes and the reason, I decided to paint it. I thought about it for a while and & #823…

10/10/2022

Steve Shields came to talk to us in July 2022 about life working on the railways around Consett, these are the stories he shared with us.

28/09/2022

The joy of local history Delighted to be contacted by Deborah Crozier This is a picture of my late Father, John Britton. He lived at East Law and made this sword for Amethyst Homes, which is on dis…

24/09/2022
24/09/2022

Another “memory” shared by the Leadgate Resident please do comment with you own memories or get in touch with your own memories of Leadgate and local area It’s the late 60s and I’m living in Sherbu…

22/09/2022

link to CDHI Facebook group

22/09/2022

part 10 about Navvies Poetry A blog on the Railway Musuem Website The railways have had a strong literary influence, as a new collection in our archive reveals. If we think of a railway navvy, a fe…

22/09/2022

From the CIC Magazine The picture of John Pears getting his pre wedding present got us thinking to see if we could find out more about him and even get some pictures of the wedding Well after posti…

17/09/2022

Edward (Ted) Smith’s Story, told by his great niece Vanessa Skarpari The following Consett Story is a wonderful retelling of a life from letters, written by Edward from New Zealand to his gre…

17/09/2022

Jim Roberts’s story My name is Jim Roberts, I am 67 years old and retired and living in Spain. I was Consett born & bred, well Blackhill, and I served my apprenticeship in C.I.C. in 1969 and st…

06/09/2022

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