Images of Industry

Unique watercolours and pen-and-ink sketches of early-nineteenth century lead mining scenes, some previously unseen, published by the Friends of the North Pennines in lavish colour as a complete collection for the first time.
Introduced and described in detail by Ian Forbes, for many years the director of Killhope Lead Mining Museum. Essential for anyone interested in lead mining or regional heritage.

Available from various local independent bookshops and for £24 + P/P via email to All proceeds from sales will support the future maintenance of the Dukesfield Arches, now under the care of Hexhamshire Parish Council.

Read Tony Henderson’s book review in Newcastle’s The Journal of 4 November 2015




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