Donation Thanks to Paul Moore

The History of Consett Steelworks (HCSW) project team have been delighted and honoured to be contacted by Paul Moore son of the late Tommy Moore who worked at the Steelworks and was also part of the team with his wife that ran Derwentside History Society

Paul wrote

Hi Richard, Both my mum and dad were instrumental in setting up the Derwentdale local history group. They have both passed on now and I’ve been sorting out their stuff. I have put to one side anything I have found to do with Consett / local area history / steelworks etc. There is books, videos, photographs, written accounts, slides etc etc. some of this stuff goes back quite a way. Would you like to have it?

Of course with his agreement the HCSW project team said yes and have now collected the items – we will need help to sort, catologue and scan the items. More details to follow on this

This is a great addition to our growing collection and we now will look at ways to share this and other items in a manner of ways from online via the Website, Facebook but also in terms of displays for people to come and see

Another reason that ways should be explored to set up a Consett (Derwentside Museum) to provide adequate space for an archive and display space to be provided for future generations to come. Along with employment opportunities and a chance to set up Guided Walks like in Durham around the Cathedral area is a Facebook group set up to discuss and explore options for a museum

Our thanks to Paul and HCSW are proud to now be custodians of this donation and collection

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