The Blacketts; a northern dynasty’s rise, crisis and redemption

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Greg Finch’s new account of the first three Sir William Blacketts, based on extensive new research, dispels the gentle myths surrounding the family to reveal a vivid story of dramatic rise from modest origins, the opening up of the regional lead industry, the creation and operation of a huge business and the crises that followed during a turbulent century of conflict and progress. It will be available from Tyne Bridge Publishing from late 2021.

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467