Before pictures
Pictures of the Arches before the project started
Special Events
Pictres and video from our Comedy drama, Heritage cook- off and 'Ore'some Ale
Agricultural Shows
Pictures of the Dukesfield Entries and tents at local Agricultural shows
Pictures from the walks routes around Dukesfield
Talks & exhibitions
gallery of public talks & exhibitions across the region
Reading The Past
Archive research and transcriptions
Conserving the Arches
Gallery of the conservation works done on the arches
Arches Inspired Art
See how we were inspired by Dukesfield and its stories
School visits
Fantastic real world learning!
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