Report – Thomas Dodd – 21 Apr 1810

Document Type: Report
Date: 21 Apr 1810
Correspondent: Thomas Dodd
Archive Source: Cumbria RO DPH 2/81
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The greatest part of the mines are poorer than usual and will not raise so much ore this year by some thousands of Bings as they did last, and I am convinced the prices are such that the workmen employed in the most exhausted parts of the mines will make very poor wages. The price of provisions are so high that many families in this poor neighbourhood are half starved.

At Tynebottom Joseph Wanless & Isaac Teasdale and partners are each driving Horse levels and will occasionally try the 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