Letter – Nicholas Walton to Christopher Bell – 10 Mar 1771

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Mar 1771
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Christopher Bell
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/96
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Part of Postscript of Messrs Walton & Smeatons Letter of 10 Mar 1771 to Mr Chr Bell

I beg to know by return of Post what Lead is in Hexham and on the Road between the Mill and there and between Hexham & Newburn as near as you can come at it; & I desire youll get all down as fast as possible.  If the Dilston and Thornbrough people can give us one day more a piece from Hexham I should like it, but dont desire it without you see it necessary.  You may tell the Carriers that unless they use the utmost dispatch we will not make a Lead Carriers Pay til October & then only pay for what was delivered to the latter end of December last when the Carriage was stopped at the Mill 

      N Walton Junr 

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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