WHAT'S ON - Historically

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April 4th: The 1,000-year lease of Alston Moor

May 2nd: Alston Moor - The Scottish Connection

June 5th: Industrial Railways of Alston Moor

July 4th: How the Great War affected Alston Moor

August 5th: A walk - Industrial Alston (Sunday)

September 5th: A walk - Around Nenthead (Evening)

October 3rd: 29th January 1908 - The Roachburn Pit Disaster

November 7th: Nenthead Mines

December 5th: Christmas Social and ‘Winter Memories’


January: No meeting

February: No meeting

March 6th: The Alston Branch Railway

April 3rd: AGM & talk (to be arranged)


Lancaster Universtity
Historical Courses
2018 - 2019

1. Friday 12th October
The RHC in partnership with the Ruskin Centre is holding a study day: 'Upland Landscapes and World Heritage: Insights from the Past and Prospects for the Future'. More information here

2. You'll be delighted to hear that The RHC is developing a 'Massive Open Online Course' - and it will be FREE!

Dr Fiona Edmonds says "The title is ‘Lancaster Castle and Northern English History: the View from the Stronghold’ and the course aims to use the castle as a way into broader themes in the history of northern England. A MOOC can only tackle the material at a basic level (there are no entrance requirements) but nevertheless I’d hope it offers something enjoyable for everyone. For us, it is a useful first step in collaborating with the distance learning team here at LU, as well as enabling us to offer something free for both the region’s community and (we hope) international participants. The launch date is 29th October and it will run for four weeks.
More information/enroll here


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.

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