When you throw thousands of people out of work, you can imagine how they feel. Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. Our. Evening Chronicle. "A few steelworkers moved to jobs in Wales or Teesside to preserve their skills, but most just stayed put. Even now, 40 years later, it's difficult to say if Consett ever fully recovered. You might see a Tesco Extra store, a bus depot, a renewable energy site, houses and a heritage trail - but the steelworks which once provided work for thousands of local people and gave the town its identity has long been consigned to history. Heritage trail. Register for free. Local historian Richard Judd says today: "For decades, people would leave school and just walk into a job at the steelworks. Workers leave the steelworks in Consett for the last time after its closure on September 12, 1980, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Search on Facebook for 'A Whole New World: Project Genesis And Regrowth'. Lovely walk when at the reservoir, but, expect more than half of the walk to be on the road. Log In. Please Sign In to leave a comment. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned. For the last four decades, its aim has been to redevelop the redundant land of the old steelworks for the benefit of the community. It was the town's major employer. Still some very pretty views to be had. or. You can unsubscribe at any time. A heritage trail has been created to remember the pitmen who died in the First World War. For 100 years, the town was defined by its steel. Share ; By. Seaham - Durham Heritage Coast Walk. Press alt + / to open this menu. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. HERITAGE TRAIL A guide to three walks around Shotley Bridge pointing out buildings and places of interest and linking them with the people who shaped its past. Your comment has been flagged for review due to possible spam. Not only were the men and women who worked there affected., but also their families, children, and local shops and businesses. Workers at Consett Steelworks (Picture: David Thompson), Much of the land where Consett Steelworks stood until 1980 has been regenerated, How the Tyneside Metro revolutionised public transport in the North East 40 years ago, Fascinating look inside Gateshead's Federation Brewery, once home of Newcastle Brown Ale, Coronavirus LIVE updates: UK deaths rise by a further 397, The latest breaking coronavirus news and updates including deaths in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus UK lockdown changes, shielding guidance and daily deaths confirmation. Facebook. Create New Account. In the wake of the closure, the charity Project Genesis was set up. When selecting an Activity setting, select the speed you would normally travel at on flat ground. Turn off your ad blocker to see a map of this trail, Hamsterley Forest Blue Trail Circular Walk, Hadrian's Wall: Heddon on the Wall to Chollerford, Hadrian's Wall: Chollerford to Steel Rigg, Peartree Terrace to Meadows Edge and Derwent Reservoir Circular, Newbrough to River North Tyne to Humshaugh Circular, Peartree Terrace to Stanley to Birtley to Fairground Circular, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Contact Us Derwent Reservoir is a 9.2 mile loop trail located near Consett, Durham, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. They were facing 20 years on the dole.”. Please remember, the estimated number of Calories is just a guide and the actual number of Calories burned may vary depending on other factors such as weather and terrain. Plans to bring a town's hidden history to light have been unveiled. 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 The Chronicle sombrely reported the news within an illustration of a gravestone on its front page. 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.