Project team

The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project was brought to you by:

Dukesfield steering group:
Friends of the North Pennines: Ian Forbes ( Steering Group Chair), David Fruin
Hexhamshire Parish Council: Greg Finch, Gill Whatmough, Anne Porter
Slaley Parish Council: Pat Wilson, Ian Hancock
Lead Industry experts: Pete Jackson (Nenthead Mines Conservation Society)

Project freelance staff:
Administrator: Di Denbury of Swan Project and Office Management
Project Manager: Yvonne Conchie of Conchie & Co
Press and PR: Jane Brantom of Heritage and Tourism Connections
Graphic Design: Marcus Byron
Volunteer and Events Co-ordinator: Mandy Roberts
Education and learning: Yvonne Conchie and Mandy Roberts
Evaluation: Nicola Bell

Conservation team:
Heritage Architect: Tristan Spicer of Kevin Doonan Architect Ltd
Conservation Mason: Gary Simpson (and team) from Heritage Consolidation Ltd
Archaeologist: Richard Carlton of The Archaeological Practice


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