We are delighted to join with the History of Consett Steelworks Project to have the launch of a new edition of Thread of Iron included in their events programme during the afternoon of Saturday 12th September 2020.
A video for the launch event is being prepared and we will share more information here in the near future. Call back regularly to find out details about how to view the video, what it will contain and where you can buy a copy of the new edition.
For now let us just tell you a little more about the book:
The year 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the closure of the Consett Steel
Works and it is fitting that we commemorate this milestone with the
publication of a new edition of Thread of Iron, written by Douglas
Vernon and first published by Able Press in 2003. As the sub-title
suggests, the author gives a wonderful “definitive history of Shotley
Bridge and Consett and district, County Durham with particular
reference to iron and steel making”.
Now in a smaller format to suit modern publishing standards the original text has been faithfully reproduced and shows how extensively the influence of activities in the area spread.