Delves Lane Primary School | Consett Steelworks Heritage Project

Youth Social Action / July 18th, 2021

Delves Lane Primary School | Consett Steelworks Heritage Project

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the closure of Consett Steelworks we delivered a project where we looked back at the whole history of the town of Consett, and the huge influence the steelworks had on the local community. We had guest speakers who talked about their lives working at the steelworks as well as inviting local people in to school to discuss the impact the closure had on the town. The children felt that the project had given them a true appreciation of their local history and they gained a whole new sense of pride about the town where they live.

The following Anthology was created by the children of Delves Lane Primary School throughout the 2021 summer term. They researched the lives of those who worked at Consett Steelworks known as 'The Company', between 1840-1980, and developed their understanding of the impact that the steelworks closure had on the town.

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Consett Steelworks Anthology

Insights/Youth Social Action/Consett Steelworks Anthology

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Consett Heritage Project / March 27th, 2024

John Fox - Consett Heritage Podcast

John has lived his whole life in Consett and tells us all about his experiences working at Consett Steelworks and beyond! He also explains what he has planned for Consett for the future, and how he needs your help to make his dream for Consett a reality.

Youth Social Action / October 5th, 2022

Celebrating Black History

Celebrate, Educate, Inspire – Our Trustee Gary Jones has been invited to a special reception at Parliament on the 26th October 2022 to celebrate Black History Month.

Consett Heritage Project / June 7th, 2023

Voices of Consett- Shauna

Shauna's contribution is the first in our series called 'Voices of Consett'. Our aim is to have over 100 editions from a whole variety of people who live in Consett. This is all part of our Consett Heritage Project. There will be recordings of the voices, and they will also be visually represented and form part of our final exhibition.