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Autumn Archaeology Activities

Excavation of Pontop Waggonway Smithy. Experience an archaeological excavation. Equipment you’ll need and any tools are provided as well as training. To book and any questions please email Marc at The Archaeological Practice LOI@archaeologicalpractice.co.uk . Dates: Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th October. Meet at Dipton Community Centre at 9.30… Read more

Creative Interpretation Project tender details

The Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership invites proposals from suitably qualified and experienced graphic designers/ interpretation consultants and interpretation writers for a range of onsite interpretative products for installation across the Land of Oak & Iron as part of the Creative Interpretation project. Interpretation is a key part of the programme, as it… Read more

Expressions of Interest Sought from Contractors for Heritage Centre Build

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought by Groundwork NE & Cumbria for a grant funded construction project in Gateshead, North East England. Groundwork is a charity and social enterprise seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably experienced and qualified contractors to deliver a flagship and iconic construction contract to build the Land of Oak… Read more

Heritage Centre Planning Proposals Submitted

A planning application has been submitted by Groundwork NE & Cumbria for the Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre which is proposed for Winlaton Mill. This £1 million plus scheme has been developed in partnership with Northumbria University, who held a design competition for its architecture students. Over 35 designs were submitted with the… Read more

Help and support for creating Community Woodlands

Land of Oak & Iron partner, the Woodland Trust, are working with the Community Woodland network, in partnership with Nationwide, to support communities to own, manage and reconnect with local woods. Owning and managing a community wood is an exciting opportunity to meet like minded people, create homes for wildlife and benefit from the many… Read more

Forging Ahead August 2016 – Land of Oak & Iron newsletter

The summer edition of the Land of Oak & Iron’s newsletter is now available! It includes a report on our successful launch event in early July, information about the individual projects which are underway and also has details of all the upcoming free training courses which are open for bookings and current volunteering opportunities. Please… Read more

Forging Ahead May 2016 – Land of Oak & Iron newsletter

The first edition of ‘Forging Ahead’, the Land of Oak & Iron’s own newsletter, was published in May. It included information on upcoming events and activities, project updates and introduced the Land of Oak & Iron staff team. If you didn’t receive it, would like to have another read or perhaps share it with friends… Read more

Land of Oak & Iron Launch Success

Over 250 people turned out to help celebrate the Land of Oak & Iron launch yesterday, at a free family event with live music, rapper dancing and lots of hands-on activities.   Tina Flinn, Environment Agency showing the interesting creatures that can be found in our waterways. The event was held at Blaydon Youth and… Read more

Land of Oak & Iron launch event Sunday 10th July

Have a go at rapper dancing, try your hand at willow weaving, dance to live music! All this and much more will be on offer at the Land of Oak & Iron free family event on Sunday 10th July from 1 – 4pm at Blaydon Youth and Community Centre and the adjacent Shibdon Pond. The… Read more