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End of Project Celebration
Local Schools
Real World Learning for KS2 kids
The Arches have made an impression on us!
Walks & Rides
Exploring the Lead carriers routes from Allendale, through Dukesfield to Blaydon
Conservation Volunteers
Exhibitions & Events
Recruiting volunteers, updating locals, showcasing our success
Volunteers explored light and shaddow, documenting our project
Spreading the word along the lead routes
Storytelling by Candle light
If you go down to the woods today.....
Mysterious findings around the Arches
Carry On Mining…Ore
Comedy (very) loosely based on our research
Heritage Cook-Off
Butter churning, posset tasting historic recipes
‘Ore’some Ale
'A taste of Northumbrian History'
Slaley Show
Showing local folks what's down the bottom of their hill
Art clubs
An evocative setting inspiring artists
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