Welcome to the History of Consett Steelworks

Welcome to History of Consett Steelworks, a resource for the memory of a community, a place and an industry.

Our aim is to gather the stories and the memories of the people who lived and worked in Consett during the time of the steelworks, as well as connect everyone with the towns industrial past. We are adding new content all the time, and the gallery area is under constant construction. We hope to have plenty of content from the community to share. The images below are representative of the content we have in our gallery pages. Take a look by clicking the Gallery tab to the left.

Here we have the daily digests from our 2020 Forged Over 140 Years programme, a series of online events to commemorate 140 years of iron and steel production at first the Derwent, then Consett Iron Company and finally British Steel, planned to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the closure of the site in September 1980.

Image courtesy of Brian Clough, with many thanks

Also in previous events we have a seasonal treat in our Advent Calendar, with daily festive posts from the archive that can be enjoyed long after the tinsel has been taken down and the Christmas cake eaten.

If you would like to get in touch with us we’d love to hear from you, please see the details in the Contact tab to the left.