Autumn Events – UPDATES!

Events Autumn 2014

In the Footsteps of the Lead Miners – Guided Walk, Allendale

Thursday 2nd October. 10.30am  – 3.30pm. Part of the North Pennines Walking Festival

8 mile walk along quiet lanes,moorland tracks and riverside paths, climbing to a height of 1200ft to get a stunning view of the North Pennine Valley. We’ll pass relics of the industry – the miners’ homes, school, church and chapels, places of work and the routes the lead miners trod. £4. More info and booking at

Dukesfield Arches and The Devil’s Water – Guided Walk, Hexhamshire

Friday 3rd October. 11am  – 2.30pm. Part of the North Pennines Walking Festival

6 1/2  mile walk starting at Dukesfield Arches, this walk will reward you with beautiful views of Hexhamshire and fascinating historical facts.£4. More info and booking at

Blaydon and the Lead Industry exhibition

Blaydon Library, 25th September to 6th October

An exhibition illustrating the importance of Blaydon to the lead industry through newly discovered and rarely seen maps and extracts from contemporary documents

Project update evening – Discoveries, Inspiration and Enigmas

Friday 10th October – doors open 7pm – Whitley Chapel Hall

Beer tasting, archaeology findings, research discoveries and lots more!

The Rise of the Lead Industry in 17th Century Tynedale – talk by Greg Finch

Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 11am at The Mining Instotute, NEwcastle NE1 1SE

Tea and coffee served from 10:30am. Buffet £5 and cash bar following the lecture at Tel: 0191 233 2459

Carry on Mining…Ore – opening night of our comedy play

Saturday 8th  November – 7-10pm – Slaley Commemoration Hall

Opening night of our comedy loosely based on the research into the lives of the smelters and carriers. Performed by David Nixon and his cast. Three course meal served between acts. Bar will include the special beer brewed for the Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project. Tickets available from: Pat Wilson 01434 673388. Pat Goodwin 673408. Margaret Weatherley 01434 673495.

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