Consett, Front Street 1967

Photo ref: C217010

Memories of Consett


I was a teenager in the 1950s, worked at Consett Iron Company. We were teddy boys, had all the gear, suits, shoes ... Our nights out were Co-op dance Thursday nights. Them that had girlfriends always met them inside. Friday was a late night dance, was 10pm till 2am, we even went when we were on 2pm till 10pm shift, (...Read full memory)

Moorside Community Technology College is scheduled for closure in December of this year (2011) as we move to The Consett Academy. We are looking for memories of the school from its building in 1959 through the years and would be grateful for any stories / memories from members. If you're an ex-student, ex-staff, (...Read full memory)

I lived in Consett from the mid-fifties onwards and have many mixed memories. One distinct episode was the burning of the REX cinema. I was living in the Black Horse in Front Street at the time and remember being woken early that morning by my family shouting and running about in the house. My aunt (...Read full memory)

I am writing this on behalf of my wife, nee Gena Brown from the old Stirling Castle, otherwise known as the Bottom House, but the one she remembers best is the Staneford Arms where her mother held the licence. Her Auntie Nan, Grace McDonald, had the Queens on Middle street. Gena was head nurse in the OR at Shotley (...Read full memory)

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