Report – Thomas Dodd – 1 Nov 1811

Document Type: Report
Date: 1 Nov 1811
Correspondent: Thomas Dodd
Archive Source: Cumbria RO DPH 2/81
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The price for raising the ore being reduced to 35/- the highest has put it out of any power to work many of the poor pickings, of course the number of hands is fewer than last quarter and will be fewer every quarter whilst things remain in their present state, as few mines will work at the price given. The mining counties are getting into the great distress and the people flying in all directions for employment.

At Tynebottom Joseph Wanless & Co are driving a horse level in a vein.

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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