During the early 19th Century Thomas Dixon, of Dukesfield Hall near Hexham, in Northumberland, recorded his family life, working days and leisure time in his diaries. His words give us a fascinating insight into his world; his life as a family man, lead ore smelter, early railway enthusiast, church and chapel goer, gardener, singer, musician and later as Station Master at Hexham Railway Station.
Stafford Linsley’s extensive research gives us an in depth background to Thomas Dixon’s life and times.
To find out more about the lead mining and smelting industry in the North Pennines, where Thomas Dixon lived and worked, please look at the Dukesfield website
256 pages, 240mm x 170mm. Softback laminated cover. Over 90 illustrations and photographs.
Life and Times of Thomas Dixon 1805 – 1871
Author: Stafford M. Linsley
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