Friends of the North Pennines have just been given permission to start their Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers project. Between now and April 2015 volunteers and a small team of professionals will collaborate to:
- reveal, consolidate and conserve the remains of the 18th century lead smelting mill on the banks of the Devil’s Water river in Hexhamshire, Northumberland;
- tap into voluntary enthusiasm to participate in a range of conservation and heritage activities centred on the site remains, and to research the lives of those who worked there and along the lead corridor between the North Pennines and Blaydon;
- stimulate the exploration and understanding of the area, its past and the routes linking it to the North Pennines Lead Ore Field and the industrial areas on Tyneside, through innovative interpretation and educational resources and events, and by increasing awareness of a free public amenity accessible to all.
To get involved and find out more – please email us via our contact form