Arches Inspired Artists

These are some of the fantastic artworks and poems created by the pupils of Allendale Primary School after their visits to Allenheads and the Dukesfield Arches as the end of last term. You’ll be able to get a closer look if you go along to the Slaley Show on August 9th or Allendale Agricultural Show on Saturday 16th August

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Pizza base prints


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Haikus contrasting the past industry with the present tranquility

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Sketches inspired by their visits and looking at archive images

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details from their banner – look out for it at the Slaley Show and at our touring exhibitions next Spring.

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