Posted by: dshields on 30/09/2007 08:11 AM
Updated by: dshields on 09/12/2007 08:06 PM
Expires: 31/12/2007 12:00 AM
Blast from the Past - The Official ConsettTown Guide - Price 1'6d
An old booklet discovered in a recent sort-out. Makes fascinating reading. Serialised, 6 pages each day on The Village Forum (3 attachments). Also copied to our website under People and Places.
Also another document, this one from 1879, in glorious copper-plate hand-writing and likely to be seen no where else.
(1) What the Consett area looked like and how we lived 50 years back.
(2) How we made steel, how much it cost and how men worked hard in 1879 and how some were fired!