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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Tynedale: Lead project hits the road

A PROJECT to save a historic Tynedale monument has been out and about in the North-East promoting its work for the coming year.

The Lead Road Show is promoting a whole host of activities being run by the Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers project.

The project focuses on the historic lead industry links between the high North Pennines and the Tyne, and the road show is visiting Blaydon, Allendale and Hexham.

Members from the project hope to get people on board for activities ranging from photography, print making, cooking and drama, to conservation and archaeological work.

Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers has concentrated on conservation and management work at the Dukesfield Arches, near Hexhamshire, which are part of the area’s historic lead smelting mill.

It is now exploring other aspects of the lives and times of people, places and historic connections along the routes between the Allendale area and Blaydon where pack horses and carriers once carried the lead in its different stages of production.

The Lead Road Show will be at Blaydon Library until 1pm tomorrow. From Tuesday until to Sunday, February 2, it will be at Allendale Tearooms, and then it will travel to Hexham Library from Monday, February 3, until Saturday, February 8.

For details on how to get involved visit dukesfield.wordpress.com, or the Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project Facebook page.