Category Archives: Group meeting

End of the line as a formal Group

The meeting on 3 October took the inevitable but still disappointing decision to formally wind up the NEMG.  However it was decided that a web presence would remain and that we would try to continue to encourage support of local … Continue reading

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Up the Blaydon Burn

For a small insignificant tributary of the Tyne The Blaydon Burn has an amazing industrial past.  The wildlife may have returned to this valley but hidden amongst the trees are a multitude of remains of mills, mining, bricks, coke, and … Continue reading

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Dukesfield and Dilston

Yesterday’s NEMG meeting took us to Dukesfield Smelt Mill in the morning and down to Dilston Mill after a lunch at Dukesfield Hall.  The Smelt mill is a bit of a confusing site with two impressive arches and little else … Continue reading

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Heatherslaw Mill Visit

Yesterday some NEMG members attended a visit to Heatherslaw Mill in North Northumberland.  It was an interesting visit including not just an opportunity to look around the mill but also the chance to learn a bit more about the running … Continue reading

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2011 AGM, talk and visit

The annual general meeting of the group was held today at Path Head Watermill in Blaydon.  There was a reasonable turn out to hear the chairman, Duncan Hutt, talk about the wind powered pumps used in the salt industry of … Continue reading

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