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Snowy Memories of Chopwell

Philippa is a PhD student in Geography at Newcastle University. She has been working in collaboration with Land of Oak & Iron on her research project about landscape and memory, looking at how people pass memories on across generations within local communities and how people feel about local heritage. This is Philippa’s blog she would… Read more

Heritage Centre Entrance Feature

This sculpture design is an earlier version that was circulated before Christmas. It has been decided to revert to this design after feedback from local residents on the first design proposal. The proposed entrance sculpture would take the shape of a double helix or section of DNA. The sculpture would be fabricated from 50 or… Read more

Get out and about in the Land of Oak & Iron this Christmas

  As the song goes, it certainly is the most wonderful time of the year, and here at the Land of Oak & Iron, we’re really getting into the festive spirit, as Christmas is quite literally just around the corner.  The tree is trimmed with tinsel, presents are perfectly wrapped, and of course, the chestnuts… Read more

Industrial enthusiasts wanted!

Do you have a passion for the industrial past in the region and some spare time to devote to one of our heritage sites? Path Head Water Mill is looking for a new Trustee to join the team, guiding the direction of this organisation to help ensure the future of the Mill. Path Head Water… Read more

Social evening success

If you’d been with us for our first social evening you too could have immersed yourself in the music of Land of Oak & Iron composer William Shield, played by the amazing John Treherne on his traditionally designed harpsichord. You could have discovered more about the wonderful heritage of Land of Oak & Iron in… Read more

Newsletter archive

We like to think we offer an opportunity to travel back in time by visiting the Land of Oak & Iron and seeing our heritage sites for yourself. Maybe you’ve dug up the past at one of our archaeology digs or been transported to a long ago era of noisy industrial activity at one of… Read more

Forging Ahead October 2017

Find out about Land of Oak & Iron’s successes over the summer, including Chopwell WoodFest which attracted more than 1,500 to Chopwell Wood for the day. We invite you to our first Meet & Mingle, a social evening with musical entertainment, hot food and a chance to chat with friends new and old. Read all… Read more

Crowley’s Build Begins

Work has now begun on Crowley’s, the new Land of Oak & Iron flagship heritage centre being built at Winlaton Mill. Representatives from the local community and the partner organisations involved in the build, were on site last week for an official ground breaking ceremony, you can watch a short film here. The centre, which… Read more

Musical Commissions

Proposals are invited from suitably experienced musicians for the composition of two new creative and unique pieces of music: one instrumental and one choral. The music will be inspired by the Land of Oak & Iron and its heritage and composed working alongside an identified group of students from a local secondary school. Both of the compositions should… Read more