Author: Yvonne Conchie

Inspired Prints

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Here are some of the fabulous prints people have made over the last few weeks during our print workshops.

Natural Ability Help Us Out


Our friends from Natural Ability have been helping us out tidying up the Arches site in recent weeks.   We brought in local tree surgeon John Harding to fell… read more

What’s On Spring 2014

Wood Cut Print Techniques Saturday 15th March 9.30 – 12.30 or 1.30 – 4.30 Drypoint Print Techniques Saturday 5th April 10am – 4.30pm Contact: An invitation for all artists, beginners and experienced, to join… read more

We’ve hit the Local History News!

Local History news goes nationwide – to all individual and corporate history society members of the British Association for Local History. This month they’ll be reading about Dukesfield.

Top day!


We celebrated a major milestone for the project last Friday : the topping out ceremony. Friends, Parish Councillors, contractors, neighbours and volunteers all came together on a beautiful sunny morning…. read more

great question!

One of our excellent archaeological volunteers posed this question on our facebook page: “from the research figures of the ore-processing capacity in the Altogether Archaeology project document, the Smelting Mill… read more

Get involved!

Vol opportunities A0 poster

    Now that the consolidation of the Arches is just about complete and the nights are drawing in, the opportunities are opening up for creative and artistic ways to… read more

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