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We are

A family of artists who first saw this site in 1998. Passionate about art and conservation we saw the potential to create something vibrant in this once abandoned and derelict land. We were advised by many to leave it abandoned! We decided to see what could be made here with our combined skills and the help of our freinds.


Christopher Bacon

Christopher BA hons. Fine Art MPhiL


Printmaker & Painter


Teacher of art in a previous life


Anne Bacon

Anne DIP AD Fine Art.

PG Conservation of Paintings 



Head of painting conservation 

at Northumbria University

in a previous life



Rachael Tyler Bacon

Rachael BA hons. Fine Art

QEST Printmaking Scholarship


Sculptor / Painter / Printmaker

Image by Pagie Page

Charlotte Bacon

Charlotte MA hons. Liesure & Tourism


Graphic Designer

Leisure & Tourism background

Allen Mill Project, give grateful thanks

for all the help and support given to the project by:

Northumberland Strategic Partnership
Robert Lewis & Co., Swinburne & Jackson (Solicitors)
Neale Saul (Chartered Architect)
Lloyds Bank

Private Benefactors: Mr and Mrs Koranteng.

To all the local companies and workers who have contributed to the success of the project.

Many thanks to Chad Hodgson and Rachael Tyler-Bacon for photography and web content.

Thanks also to Mrs Charlotte Bacon for her energy and vision and work at the start of the project.


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