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Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre Interpretation Strategy Commission

The Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre project is progressing well; we are now looking to appoint a suitable qualified consultant or organisation to design and develop an Interpretation Strategy for the interpretation and exhibition materials within the Heritage Centre. The strategy needs to take a participatory approach drawing on local people’s expertise to… Read more

Land of Oak & Iron photo competition launched!

The Land of Oak & Iron photo competition has been officially launched with the production of our Christmas card, which we have recently sent out. The card shows a beautiful snowy image of Allensford taken by Land of Oak & Iron Volunteer Michael Hall, who lives at Castleside. We are looking for good quality photos… Read more

Sharing memories in the Derwent Valley

As part of the Creative Interpretation project, we are looking for local people who would like to share their memories of life in the Land of Oak & Iron through intergenerational activities. People of all ages are welcome to get involved in sharing memories or acting as interviewers to record the information, full training is… Read more

Forging Ahead November 2016 – Land of Oak & Iron Newsletter

The autumn edition is out now! Read all about the Lintzford fish pass project which was featured on BBC Look North and see images of fish successfully migrating up the Derwent for the first time in 300 years! You can also find out about other exciting project developments including the first archaeology dig, what the… Read more

River Derwent opened up to salmon and sea trout

One of Land of Oak & Iron’s first major projects, the new fish pass which has recently been completed at Lintzford weir, has withstood the first heavy rain and flood of the winter. The pass, which was opened ahead of schedule in early November, allows migratory fish such as salmon and sea trout, to migrate… Read more

New Community Grants Application Round Announced

One of Land of Oak & Iron’s first major projects, the new fish pass which has recently been completed at Lintzford weir, has withstood the first heavy rain and flood of the winter. The pass, which was opened ahead of schedule in early November, allows migratory fish such as salmon and sea trout, to migrate… Read more

£1.3 Heritage Centre receives planning permission

Groundwork North East & Cumbria has been granted planning permission for its £1.3million Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre, to be built in Gateshead. The Heritage Centre, which will be at Derwenthaugh Park at Winlaton Mill, is expected to be completed in 2018.The design reflects the shape of a water wheel and was inspired… Read more

From Folkworks to Ironworks

  The Land of Oak & Iron is delighted to announce the appointment of Ros Rigby OBE to their Executive Board, which is responsible for the strategic direction, governance and legacy of this highly regarded Landscape Partnership. After training as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School (White Lodge), she earned a degree at University… Read more

Invitation to Submit Green Travel Assessment Proposals

Experienced consultants are being sought to carry out a Green Travel Assessment for the Land of Oak & Iron, to help guide the implementation of the Go Green project. This project aims to support the reduction of environmental impacts in the Land of Oak & Iron area by promoting and improving opportunities for sustainable travel…. Read more

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