Diary – James Losh – 15 Jul 1825

Document Type: Diary
Date: 15 Jul 1825
Correspondent: James Losh
Archive Source: SS Losh Diaries
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To Hexham where I attended a meeting for the purpose of establishing a Mechanic Institution.   I opened the meeting in a speech of some length, explaining the nature, pointing out the benefits to be derived from institutions of this kind and concluded with an exhortation to the working mechanics (of whom considerable numbers attended) to form themselves into a society to manage their own affairs and to exert themselves for their own advantage as well as that of their families.   

...Several of the neighbouring gentlemen and more respectable inhabitants of Hexham attended and a considerable number of members enrolled themselves: a pretty good subscription was also obtained.
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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