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Steve Thompson's Blog – December 2011 Archive (1)

Occupy Stanhope

I have been working with Jack Drum Arts of County Durham on a Community Play based on the subject of the 1818 ³Battle of Stanhope². The play will run for 3 days in March 2012 in a barn in Stanhope.

Basically the story goes like this: the Napoleonic wars had ended and there was a lesser need for lead (bullets). Starving lead miners in Weardale turned to poaching to supplement their income. The Prince Bishop sent Gamekeepers on a mission and captured the Siddle brothers. Their friends… Continue

Added by Steve Thompson on December 4, 2011 at 9:24am — 3 Comments

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