Introducing the Derwentdale Local History Society
The closure of the steelworks at Consett in 1980 probably played a large part in this society being formed.
A former steelworker, who had always had a great interest in the history of the area, invited members of the public with similar views to form a society. Thus the Derwentdale Local History Society came into being, became a registered charity and ten years on, has gone from strength to strength with members from Somerset in the south to Glasgow in the north.
Regular meetings are held in the Steel Club at Consett and members are kept informed of society news and activities by quarterly newsletters. In addition, members who are from other parts of the country or abroad, participate in their own 'keep in touch' type regular newsletter.
North West Durham is the area covered by the society and new members are always welcome.
Books published in association with members of the society are available on request.
If you would like to become a member or are looking for information about this area of County Durham and its history, or perhaps need to learn more about the Derwentdale Local History Society, feel free to e-mail the society's Hon. Sec. Mr T. Moore, by clicking on the email form link in the menu on the left.
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