Dukesfield and Old Man Bottom in today’s Guardian

The ever-eloquent Susie White, who lives in the Allen Valleys and regularly writes for The Guardian's Country Diary, today describes the delights of Old Man Bottom. This popular picnic and paddling spot is where the packhorse route The Black Way fords the River Allen, and it's just down the hill from the local trekking centre. … Continue reading Dukesfield and Old Man Bottom in today’s Guardian

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£1.7M Success for Nenthead Chapel

So glad the fantastic success of the volunteers at Nenthead Chapel Project can be shouted from the #RoofOfEngland at last! I was commissioned to deliver audience development and education and training research for their HLF development phase and in true Nenthead character their self-reliance and resillience has won through. What an inspiration they are!

‘Working with Volunteers’ – conference presentation from the T&W Heritage Forum Conference published

The inaugral Tyne and Wear Heritage Forum conference took place yesterday, and it was great to be among the 180 folk gathered to hear the launch of the forum's HeritageACT campaign. As the conference had an industrial heritage theme, I'd been invited along to run two workshops on 'Working with Volunteers', following the great success … Continue reading ‘Working with Volunteers’ – conference presentation from the T&W Heritage Forum Conference published

Bronze Brilliance by Haydon Bridge High School Arts Award students

https://twmuseums.org.uk/news/arts-award-success-for-haydon-bridge-students 147 students from Haydon Bridge High School have achieved their Bronze Arts Award by creating artwork inspired by neighbouring Hadrian’s Wall. Students worked with three artists to create portraits, inspired by an exhibition, called Wall Face, of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery showing the men and women who helped preserve and reveal Hadrian’s … Continue reading Bronze Brilliance by Haydon Bridge High School Arts Award students

Dukesfield Wins !

Fantastic finale for Dukesfield, winning Love Northumberland Awards Best Coast or Countryside Project, 2015 The combined efforts of 200 volunteers, expertise from local professional contractors and strong leadership from local people has earned the Dukesfield Arches near Slaley, Northumberland a coveted Love Northumberland Award. The 2015 awards were hosted last week at the Alnwick Garden … Continue reading Dukesfield Wins !