See more of Consett & Stanley Advertiser on Facebook. A heritage trail has been created to remember the pitmen who died in the First World War. It was the town's major employer. On September 12, 1980, Consett Steelworks which had sustained the town for more than 100 years, closed and nearly 4,000 local people lost their livelihoods, Sign up to our newsletter for the latest County Durham news. Facebook. In 2016 the winner was declared at 7.30am UK time, but it could take a lot longer for Donald Trump or Joe Biden to be confirmed as American President, North East 'in a better position than most' to benefit from four-week national lockdown, Having warned last Thursday that infection rates were too high, local political leaders have now urged people to start following the national lockdown rules immediately. However, as Britain's heavy industry began to struggle in the late 1970s, so too did Consett Steelworks. 00:00, 16 JAN 2004; Updated 02:17, 28 FEB 2013; News. Heritage trail. Plotted with the plotaroute.com route planner. Route map for 'Heritage Trail Clockwise' - a 8.1km running route near Consett, UK. When it began making steel in 1881, Consett’s product was seen as the best in the world, and good enough to rival anything produced in that other renowned Northern steel town, Sheffield. The Chester-le-Street Heritage Trail is a walk around the 2000 year history of Chester-le-Street market town, taking in sites of Roman occupation, Christian Heritage and Victorian Industry. England is set to go from the Three Tier system to a national lockdown in November 2020, Hairdressers and beauty salons overwhelmed with surge in demand ahead of lockdown, Non-essential shops and services will have to close from Thursday - so people are scrambling for hair and beauty appointments to avoid the 'lockdown look', Legal challenge over Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip to Durham is thrown out, A bid to take legal action against the Director of Public Prosecutions for an alleged failure to investigate the top aide's lockdown trips has failed, Fish seller jailed for four years after defrauding vulnerable customers out of £100,000, John Mills, 50, used 'aggressive and dishonest' tactics to force customers to buy large quantities of unwanted fish, Ant McPartlin and girlfriend Anne Marie Corbett all smiles during romantic dog walk, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Everyone is welcome join in. Gone but not forgotten.". Not only were the men and women who worked there affected., but also their families, children, and local shops and businesses. On Friday, September 12, 1980, the large workforce at the plant clocked off for the last time. Register for free. Local historian Richard Judd says today: "For decades, people would leave school and just walk into a job at the steelworks.
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