Check out the Lead Road Show

Turn those New Year resolutions into action by catching up the Lead Road Show in the next few weeks. The Road Show is a series of exhibitions promoting the many activities you could be involved with the Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers project this year. Activities range from photography, print making, cooking and drama to conservation and archaeological work. There really will be something there for all ages, interests and abilities.

The Lead Road Show will be at Blaydon Library from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th January. Library opening times are 9am -7pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 5pm on Wednesday and Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. On Tuesday 21st, Mandy Roberts, the project’s Volunteer Co-ordinator will be there from 5pm-7pm to answer questions and tell you more. Others involved in the project will be there at other times too.

The Lead Road Show will then move on to the Allendale Tea Rooms from the 28th January to the 2nd February and Hexham Library from the 3rd to the 8th of February. Come along and find out more!

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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