Alston Moor Historical Society was founded in 1973. It is a member of the Cumbria Local History Federation and the British Association for Local History (BALH)
Local online events. Local tours of the area. Regional events and more. Here you will find information about our online talks, any tours that are planned around Alston Moor and regional events from the Cumbria Association of Historical Societies and the British Association of Local History.
Are you interested in researching your family tree? Or the history of a property on Alston Moor? Maybe you would just like to find out what has been going on over the centuries. Here you will find all the resources you will need. There is also a huge bank of local stories, written by members of the Society.
The Society has been in existence since 1973 and has gone through a number of iterations over that time. The current society is flourishing by being on line. Now we have members from all over the world who have found iinteresting information about Alston Moor and who enjoy being involved in our monthly talks.
Become a member of the Society and support our work in promoting and safeguarding the history of this fascinating and unique area.
For a small donation of £10.00 a year you will have the good feeling of supporting our Society.
To find out all of the benefits click "Join Us"
Alston Moor is situated right at the very top of the Pennines and is one of the most remote areas in the UK, with a population of around 2500 people spread over 60 square miles.
It has a very long history dating back from before the Romans. Taking a walk through the town you will see fossils in the pavements and door plates that date back to the 17th Century.
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