Smart green hair do for Arches

2013-05-04 16.48.03


new hair


The arches are revealed in all their glory. New pointing, a brand new spring green turf top and years more life ahead of them.  The scaffolding is down and Gary and his team for Heritage Consolidation are away on another exciting job. The topping out ceremony is happening on 22nd November.

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