Faces of the Works Project

The History of Consett Steelworks (HCSW) project team are delighted we have been approached by Richard Eyers regarding a project he is starting as part of his part time MA university studies

He writes

The idea of the Faces of the Works project comes from a part time documentary photography MA course that I’m doing, and seeing the traces of the Steelworks around Consett, and always hearing about it, but knowing little, having only moved into the area twenty years ago.

I want to try and capture memories and faces, and also to picture the new generations in the same families, whilst recording some of your stories.

I should stress that I’m not a professional and this isn’t a commercial project, but I will want to share the project with the community. You can see some of my photography on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/remotelyrockdr/) and on www.knitsley.com.

It would be great to talk to you and to find a place where you would be comfortable being photographed. If you’re open to the idea, by email (rock_dr@me.com) or by phone 07736 674360.

Happy to meet somewhere in Consett, like Morrisons, Wetherspoons, or wherever you would prefer.


There will be regular updates on the HCSW website and Facebook group and in due course we will work with Richard to arrange a “travelling exhibition” and other ways of sharing the results of the project

Another good example of HCSW project team supporting others as part of “recording” the rich history and memories of the Steelworks

please comment or send an email to historyofconsettsteelworks@gmail.com if you would like to chat to Richard about being part of his project

Hownsgill Bridge captured by Richard Eyers
Alan Swinburne ex employee of the Consett Steelworks- picture by Richard Eyers

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