Alston Moor Historical Society Archives

The aim of this section of the website is to -.

1) establish an online archive of digital copies of original documents
2) showcase our progress
3) have a facility for anyone to upload their own documents & photographs for inclusion in the Archives

February in the Archives…..

Thanks to Simon Danby

Do you have a photo which would illustrate one of our stories??
Or a photo/document of historical significance?

Your Photo/Documents

If you have an article, photo or research document that you would like to share with us, please either upload it here and/or send us a message via our contact us page.

To send us your document/image, please enter your name, email and a description of the document or photograph in the boxes provided. The small maths problem is to prove you are not a spam bot!!
Line drawing of Alston Market Cross
Thank you.

If you would like to help us with the cataloguing and upkeep of the Archives, please get in touch.

Send us Your Document

Drag your document into the box below, or click on the “Select Files” button to search your computer for the document/s you want to upload. We will be in contact with you to acknowledge the item. Thanks.
Alston Moor Historical Society Archives are staffed by volunteers. But even though we give our time for free there are still ongoing costs. Filing cabinets, electricity, heating, hosting costs and more.

We would appreciate any contribution you could give us to help us with our work.

List of the Archives in various collection that relate to Alston Moor

Alston Town Hall

Books in Alston Library Reference Section

This is a list of the books in the reference section of the Library
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List of Archives

This is a list of the archives held in the Library.
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Cumbria County Records Office, Carlisle

References to Alston Moor in Cumbria County Records Office
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Alston Records. County Library, Carlisle

This is a list of the archives held in the County Library
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Northumberland Records Offices

List of records kept in Offices in Northumberland, Woodhorn, Ashington
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Beamish Open Air Museum

Slides of Alston Moor, in County Durham
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Alston Moor Historical Society acknowledges with grateful thanks the support and the financial contribution provided by Alston Moor Parish Council and the people of Alston Moor, without which none of our work would be possible. 
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The history of our unique community, from its earliest records to the present day, is of great social and cultural importance.  We have links all over Europe, in the Americas and in Australia and New Zealand and doubtless in other places.  People come from across the world to see where their ancestors came from, and the study of our two millennia of mining history alongside farming, road engineering and more, the rôle of women in rural communities, the development of compulsory education, the transition from mining to the 21st century economy  (and much, much more) makes our archives a very important resource.
About Us
Alston Moor Historical Society was founded in 1973 and, due to the nature of Alston Moor, it is a member of both the Northumberland Association of Local History Societies and the Cumbria Federation of Local History Societies.
Alston Moor Historical Society
Alston Moor, Cumbria. UK.
Alston Moor Historical Society - Archives