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  • Coll AMHS. A big outdoor event complete with sturdy tables & benches and a marquee. Late C19 or early C20- from the dress. Straw boater. Celluloid collars, norfolk jackets

    Coll AMHS. A big outdoor event complete with sturdy tables & benches and a marquee. Late C19 or early C20- from the dress. Straw boater. Celluloid collars, norfolk jackets

  • Coll. Harold Dixon, Sedgefield.
marked,"Christmas pantomome by the SS (Sunday School?) & members of the former P.M. (Primitive Methodists) chapel. ca 1930?
presented in the Alston cinema, (now long gone).

    Coll. Harold Dixon, Sedgefield. marked,"Christmas pantomome by the SS (Sunday School?) & members of the former P.M. (Primitive Methodists) chapel. ca 1930? presented in the Alston cinema, (now long gone).

  • Coll. AMHS. The River Tyne near Alston. Posted after 1938

    Coll. AMHS. The River Tyne near Alston. Posted after 1938

  • Coll. AMHS. Postcard posted in 1930. Shows two passageways at the left- the present one leading to the Masonic Hall and another uphill of the flagstaffed Comrades' Club, (presumed to have been once called Bank Lane- the Masonic Hall having been Alston Bank).
Kings Arms have added the word "garage" to their gable end inscription and the Co-Op sign rides high above the Market Cross. Two carts ride up hill- beyond a wraith-like figure.

    Coll. AMHS. Postcard posted in 1930. Shows two passageways at the left- the present one leading to the Masonic Hall and another uphill of the flagstaffed Comrades' Club, (presumed to have been once called Bank Lane- the Masonic Hall having been Alston Bank). Kings Arms have added the word "garage" to their gable end inscription and the Co-Op sign rides high above the Market Cross. Two carts ride up hill- beyond a wraith-like figure.

  • Rear: David Walton
Audrey with cup; Margaret: Raymond (with Trevor): Donald, (Michael on arms);
Front row Kenneth and Derek Beadle

    Rear: David Walton Audrey with cup; Margaret: Raymond (with Trevor): Donald, (Michael on arms); Front row Kenneth and Derek Beadle

  • Coll. AMHS. Photographic postcard, unposted & unascribed.
Shows the LDV/Home Guard marching towrads Brewery Bridge beside Collins’ Bros garage. Two leading fiures are Tomm haldon and Fred kearton. Henderson’s garage to the L, (prior to the creation of Henderson’s tip). 5 busses inc one of Wright’s Bros of Nenthead are parked up and the Golden Lion Hotel has dropped the ‘Golden” on its gable end. The original steep steps to the Hospital Lonnen show to R.

    Coll. AMHS. Photographic postcard, unposted & unascribed. Shows the LDV/Home Guard marching towrads Brewery Bridge beside Collins’ Bros garage. Two leading fiures are Tomm haldon and Fred kearton. Henderson’s garage to the L, (prior to the creation of Henderson’s tip). 5 busses inc one of Wright’s Bros of Nenthead are parked up and the Golden Lion Hotel has dropped the ‘Golden” on its gable end. The original steep steps to the Hospital Lonnen show to R.

  • Coll: unknown. Same original image as Massing.tiff Mass picture between 1906& 1912 (gaslight on straight pillar as in 1911, Henderson @ shop)
Almost appears to be a colour print but the girl to the left has had turquiose ink splashed on her pinafore. The girls  and women's hats are at "maximum Edwardian" size. Familiar faces abound- band members- the lanky bristle bearded man with hand on hip marched ahead of a band at Townfoot- prominent singer in boater  drove many a horse float, (John Willie Cousin).
While the mass sing, the big-collared boys prefer to gaze on the cobbles. Dr Carson stands to R of the gas lamp.

    Coll: unknown. Same original image as Massing.tiff Mass picture between 1906& 1912 (gaslight on straight pillar as in 1911, Henderson @ shop) Almost appears to be a colour print but the girl to the left has had turquiose ink splashed on her pinafore. The girls and women's hats are at "maximum Edwardian" size. Familiar faces abound- band members- the lanky bristle bearded man with hand on hip marched ahead of a band at Townfoot- prominent singer in boater drove many a horse float, (John Willie Cousin). While the mass sing, the big-collared boys prefer to gaze on the cobbles. Dr Carson stands to R of the gas lamp.

  • Coll. Margaret Bramwell, Valley View, Garrigill. T.381225
It looks as if the fogg's coming through a weathered crop of hay up Garrigill. The Bramwell family bought their first tractor, a grey Fergie, in 1952.
This photo marked, "Down the Long Years" 
2 canny folks.   from Herbert Spark, 1970.
Permission to use from Margaret Bramwell, 15 July 2004 . Shows Joe Herdman & Ruth Herdman, (married to George H.)

    Coll. Margaret Bramwell, Valley View, Garrigill. T.381225 It looks as if the fogg's coming through a weathered crop of hay up Garrigill. The Bramwell family bought their first tractor, a grey Fergie, in 1952. This photo marked, "Down the Long Years" 2 canny folks. from Herbert Spark, 1970. Permission to use from Margaret Bramwell, 15 July 2004 . Shows Joe Herdman & Ruth Herdman, (married to George H.)

  • Coll: Malcolm Hymers
Hetheringtons of Gatefoot, Garrigill at the hay. Beldy buildings showing above woman to R. This is the field opposite the village school.
NB the birds in the sky were added after!

    Coll: Malcolm Hymers Hetheringtons of Gatefoot, Garrigill at the hay. Beldy buildings showing above woman to R. This is the field opposite the village school. NB the birds in the sky were added after!

  • Coll. AMHS. Very fragile photographic print from the site above present-day Bevan Terrace Nenthead. A superb image of children carrying satchels- either going to or returning from school. The earlier school building was beside the public baths, market hall and Old Peter the clock on the tower. The dressing floor sits between them and the camera. Two girls wearing pinafores leave Bankfoot Stores. Image taken between 1903- building of the Vicarage, and 1906- a fire destroyed the dressing floor & the Vieille Montagne Company started to put up their new plant.

    Coll. AMHS. Very fragile photographic print from the site above present-day Bevan Terrace Nenthead. A superb image of children carrying satchels- either going to or returning from school. The earlier school building was beside the public baths, market hall and Old Peter the clock on the tower. The dressing floor sits between them and the camera. Two girls wearing pinafores leave Bankfoot Stores. Image taken between 1903- building of the Vicarage, and 1906- a fire destroyed the dressing floor & the Vieille Montagne Company started to put up their new plant.

  • Coll. SPD ex Margaret Bramwell. Modern copy print.
Garrigill School about 1919-21.
Schoolteacher- Saffire, (Sophia[?] Dent. ( Johnny Dent, her brother was also a headteacher at garrigill. Thier father, Robert had been head until the late 1880s.)
Boys, L>R Tommy Richardson, Eric Bell, Tommy Armstrong, William Bramwell, Matthew Martin, Cecil Renwick, George Currah, Robbie Renwick, Harold Armstrong.
Girls: Mabel Bramwell/Bell, Lillie Cousin, Alice Robson, Evelyn Pickering, Edith Pickering, Mary Ellen Vipond, Doris Richardson.

    Coll. SPD ex Margaret Bramwell. Modern copy print. Garrigill School about 1919-21. Schoolteacher- Saffire, (Sophia[?] Dent. ( Johnny Dent, her brother was also a headteacher at garrigill. Thier father, Robert had been head until the late 1880s.) Boys, L>R Tommy Richardson, Eric Bell, Tommy Armstrong, William Bramwell, Matthew Martin, Cecil Renwick, George Currah, Robbie Renwick, Harold Armstrong. Girls: Mabel Bramwell/Bell, Lillie Cousin, Alice Robson, Evelyn Pickering, Edith Pickering, Mary Ellen Vipond, Doris Richardson.

  • Coll. Anne Cameron. Garrigill Co-Op- a branch of the Alston business. Edith & Evelyn Pickering + on extra. Anne’s Dad worked from here & Alston driving a well-laden delivery van/travelling shop- a Bedford van.

    Coll. Anne Cameron. Garrigill Co-Op- a branch of the Alston business. Edith & Evelyn Pickering + on extra. Anne’s Dad worked from here & Alston driving a well-laden delivery van/travelling shop- a Bedford van.

  • Coll. AMHS. St Paul's Sunday Schoolrooms, built in 1933.

    Coll. AMHS. St Paul's Sunday Schoolrooms, built in 1933.

  • Coll. Margaret Bramwell, Meadow View, Garrigill T 381255
Collected july 2004.
Everyone's here, but confused by the visiting band and thier charabanc. The year's around 1919 and the feeling's summery so why not have ourselves photographed on Garrigill Green?
The high collared bloke standing on the left is Will Vipond- 3 folk away in the white top looks like pat Lunan's mam- the big hatted woman below the tuba is a Raine- Eric and Stewart bell are near the right front with their Wolf Cuc type caps, (popular on Alston Moor in the late 1890s)- looking straight at us in black, showing her belt buckle beneath the steering wheel is Miss Shield who had the shop- nearby at the right of the picture in a pale  wide brimmed hat is a possible Hilda Kirsopp.

    Coll. Margaret Bramwell, Meadow View, Garrigill T 381255 Collected july 2004. Everyone's here, but confused by the visiting band and thier charabanc. The year's around 1919 and the feeling's summery so why not have ourselves photographed on Garrigill Green? The high collared bloke standing on the left is Will Vipond- 3 folk away in the white top looks like pat Lunan's mam- the big hatted woman below the tuba is a Raine- Eric and Stewart bell are near the right front with their Wolf Cuc type caps, (popular on Alston Moor in the late 1890s)- looking straight at us in black, showing her belt buckle beneath the steering wheel is Miss Shield who had the shop- nearby at the right of the picture in a pale wide brimmed hat is a possible Hilda Kirsopp.

  • Coll. AMHS. Postcard posted in 1930. Shows two passageways at the left- the present one leading to the Masonic Hall and another uphill of the flagstaffed Comrades' Club, (presumed to have been once called Bank Lane- the Masonic Hall having been Alston Bank).
Kings Arms have added the word "garage" to their gable end inscription and the Co-Op sign rides high above the Market Cross. Two carts ride up hill- beyond a wraith-like figure.

    Coll. AMHS. Postcard posted in 1930. Shows two passageways at the left- the present one leading to the Masonic Hall and another uphill of the flagstaffed Comrades' Club, (presumed to have been once called Bank Lane- the Masonic Hall having been Alston Bank). Kings Arms have added the word "garage" to their gable end inscription and the Co-Op sign rides high above the Market Cross. Two carts ride up hill- beyond a wraith-like figure.

  • Coll. AMHS from the Now & Then exhibition ca 1982. Prints courtesy Noel Faulkener from the Don Middleton collection.
St. John the Evangelist church, Garrigill. Extensively modified after 1890, ("Too late as usual, compared with the Methodists"), this image could be as early as the 1870's. Trees now abound within and around the church.
Dodbury/dodbery in view to R.

    Coll. AMHS from the Now & Then exhibition ca 1982. Prints courtesy Noel Faulkener from the Don Middleton collection. St. John the Evangelist church, Garrigill. Extensively modified after 1890, ("Too late as usual, compared with the Methodists"), this image could be as early as the 1870's. Trees now abound within and around the church. Dodbury/dodbery in view to R.

  • Coll. AMHS. Mr Hetherington’s butcher’s shop, High Market Place, Alston. Showing a range of his wares- from livers hanging beside gutted but not beheaded carcases to fleeces on the ground. The sheep have been well-fed as attested by the knobs of fat around their kidneys.
On the back of his delivery cart is what appears to be a slab of beef. The cart itself is prevented from backing into his display with a stone at the back of its far-side wheel. A bicycle stands next to trestles
by the blinkered horse’s head- in Pigeon Lonnen. A young girl looks out at the well-posed scene on a set of ouside stairs- now lost.
Photographer and date unknown.

    Coll. AMHS. Mr Hetherington’s butcher’s shop, High Market Place, Alston. Showing a range of his wares- from livers hanging beside gutted but not beheaded carcases to fleeces on the ground. The sheep have been well-fed as attested by the knobs of fat around their kidneys. On the back of his delivery cart is what appears to be a slab of beef. The cart itself is prevented from backing into his display with a stone at the back of its far-side wheel. A bicycle stands next to trestles by the blinkered horse’s head- in Pigeon Lonnen. A young girl looks out at the well-posed scene on a set of ouside stairs- now lost. Photographer and date unknown.

  • Coll. AMHS. Verso inscribed:
Open Leaping 
Alston Cattle Show Oct 6 /'45
T Kearton, Alston.
A huge postwar crowd sit & stand on the slopes below the Golden Lion to watch horse jumping on Tyne Willows, Alston.

    Coll. AMHS. Verso inscribed: Open Leaping Alston Cattle Show Oct 6 /'45 T Kearton, Alston. A huge postwar crowd sit & stand on the slopes below the Golden Lion to watch horse jumping on Tyne Willows, Alston.

  • Coll. AMHS. Modern contact print from a glass plate- od a softer style than early von Dix & Smedley examples. An unusual relatively close-up portrait. The sitter appears to be close to a light coloured wall. Slightly out of focus

    Coll. AMHS. Modern contact print from a glass plate- od a softer style than early von Dix & Smedley examples. An unusual relatively close-up portrait. The sitter appears to be close to a light coloured wall. Slightly out of focus

  • Coll. David Dickinson, Alston. Copied 2020.
L. Dale House/ Dale Hotel, Dale Boarding House- with cigarette machne outside.
The attached small shop has a Beech Nut chewing gum dispenser, too- it’s advertising Wills’ Woodbine cigarettes. A [?] young woman walks by in a relatively short dress.
A Newcastle upon Tyne reg car- beyond that a bicycle with a white ”blackout style” half rear mudguard leans beside a group of 3 men at the rear of a loaded wagon [One in a suit the other two in their shirtsleeves, one with his legs crossed jauntily.
Spring House has its gas lamp centrally placed while several fires are burning nearby. The ridge & a few upper tiles on the roof have been pointed with bright lime mortar
A man wearing plus-fours looks at the camera. Beside him are 2 pairs of women- the closer pair are holding a wheeled something or other.
Beneath the Ye Olde Blue Bell Hotel sign it’s just possible to make out the very dark figure of a seated man. Then a young woman in a pale dress wears short white socks- in common with the others on this side of the road.
Both the threshold steps of the Blue Bell have been painted white- could be a wartime /blackout sign.
It’s unclear how well the road’s been tarmacced but ramps reach over the surface drains.

    Coll. David Dickinson, Alston. Copied 2020. L. Dale House/ Dale Hotel, Dale Boarding House- with cigarette machne outside. The attached small shop has a Beech Nut chewing gum dispenser, too- it’s advertising Wills’ Woodbine cigarettes. A [?] young woman walks by in a relatively short dress. A Newcastle upon Tyne reg car- beyond that a bicycle with a white ”blackout style” half rear mudguard leans beside a group of 3 men at the rear of a loaded wagon [One in a suit the other two in their shirtsleeves, one with his legs crossed jauntily. Spring House has its gas lamp centrally placed while several fires are burning nearby. The ridge & a few upper tiles on the roof have been pointed with bright lime mortar A man wearing plus-fours looks at the camera. Beside him are 2 pairs of women- the closer pair are holding a wheeled something or other. Beneath the Ye Olde Blue Bell Hotel sign it’s just possible to make out the very dark figure of a seated man. Then a young woman in a pale dress wears short white socks- in common with the others on this side of the road. Both the threshold steps of the Blue Bell have been painted white- could be a wartime /blackout sign. It’s unclear how well the road’s been tarmacced but ramps reach over the surface drains.

  • Coll. M Hyemrs Photo by David Hymers ca 1960, “with his new camera”. Shows Keatrtons + a shop advertising “Kola”. Cars look more like the 50s! A Standard, a Ford Prefect. Only one door up the steps to Cross View. The car below ? Pedlar’s Pack owner

    Coll. M Hyemrs Photo by David Hymers ca 1960, “with his new camera”. Shows Keatrtons + a shop advertising “Kola”. Cars look more like the 50s! A Standard, a Ford Prefect. Only one door up the steps to Cross View. The car below ? Pedlar’s Pack owner

  • Coll. AMHS. Faded, tinted Polglase’s Series postcard version of Thomas Bramwell’s famous pre 1896 image showing some of Alston Town Council posing on the steps of a soon-to-be knocked down building.
In ca1900 the central buildings were demolished. Councillor G W  Storey, brother of Thirwall (druggist and game dealer), stands with his thumb in his waistcoat, facing his Potato Market premises. Councillor Millican, in a pale top hat, was later to become the mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne. (He was listed as a milliner but is also thought to have “handled money carefully”!). Joseph Dickinson of Lovelady Shield stands in the middle of the steps and besports short white whiskers. (Joseph was born on August 25th 1811 and died on November 26th 1895 aged 84), having been prominent in many local charities including the Fair Hill recreation ground.)
To the left is Harrison Hall’s ironmongery and saddlery- he also sold animal feeds.
Veso: , to Master Arthur Bramwell, Church View, Alston ws the message, “you will see part of Alston as it used to be.” Posted 1905.

    Coll. AMHS. Faded, tinted Polglase’s Series postcard version of Thomas Bramwell’s famous pre 1896 image showing some of Alston Town Council posing on the steps of a soon-to-be knocked down building. In ca1900 the central buildings were demolished. Councillor G W Storey, brother of Thirwall (druggist and game dealer), stands with his thumb in his waistcoat, facing his Potato Market premises. Councillor Millican, in a pale top hat, was later to become the mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne. (He was listed as a milliner but is also thought to have “handled money carefully”!). Joseph Dickinson of Lovelady Shield stands in the middle of the steps and besports short white whiskers. (Joseph was born on August 25th 1811 and died on November 26th 1895 aged 84), having been prominent in many local charities including the Fair Hill recreation ground.) To the left is Harrison Hall’s ironmongery and saddlery- he also sold animal feeds. Veso: , to Master Arthur Bramwell, Church View, Alston ws the message, “you will see part of Alston as it used to be.” Posted 1905.

  • Coll. unknown - copied ca 1999.
L>R The building now called Arboreal Sunset View. Up the steps lived James Henry Armstrong aka The Border Laddie.in the centre door were Sally, Syd, Kathlyn and Errington Beadle. They later moved to the house on the R. [Info Billy Renwick & Vera Beadle> Thomson] Earlier the house to the right was lived in by a Miss Frances “Fanny” Foster- folk would take hens there for her to pluck- she used to leave them hanging on the railing shown. [Info Shirley Renwick?] Also listen to audio of Albert Renwick remembering sticking bangers up the (dead) hen’s bums! David Dickinson recalls the same story but with detonators!

    Coll. unknown - copied ca 1999. L>R The building now called Arboreal Sunset View. Up the steps lived James Henry Armstrong aka The Border Laddie.in the centre door were Sally, Syd, Kathlyn and Errington Beadle. They later moved to the house on the R. [Info Billy Renwick & Vera Beadle> Thomson] Earlier the house to the right was lived in by a Miss Frances “Fanny” Foster- folk would take hens there for her to pluck- she used to leave them hanging on the railing shown. [Info Shirley Renwick?] Also listen to audio of Albert Renwick remembering sticking bangers up the (dead) hen’s bums! David Dickinson recalls the same story but with detonators!

  • Coll. AMHS. Real photograph by either Sunray Studio of York or Manor Studio of Blackpool- 8 June 1930. Names from verso:
Rear: Thomas Renwick, ?Swindle, ?Swindle, (both of Carrshield, Peter Swindle and Ephraim Graham, (born at Lunnan/High House see GrahamsofLunnan0
Front: Thomas Cowan, ?Teasdale, Tom Short and John W Robson.

    Coll. AMHS. Real photograph by either Sunray Studio of York or Manor Studio of Blackpool- 8 June 1930. Names from verso: Rear: Thomas Renwick, ?Swindle, ?Swindle, (both of Carrshield, Peter Swindle and Ephraim Graham, (born at Lunnan/High House see GrahamsofLunnan0 Front: Thomas Cowan, ?Teasdale, Tom Short and John W Robson.

  • Coll. AMHS. Postcard posted in 1930. Shows two passageways at the left- the present one leading to the Masonic Hall and another uphill of the flagstaffed Comrades' Club, (presumed to have been once called Bank Lane- the Masonic Hall having been Alston Bank).
Kings Arms have added the word "garage" to their gable end inscription and the Co-Op sign rides high above the Market Cross. Two carts ride up hill- beyond a wraith-like figure.

    Coll. AMHS. Postcard posted in 1930. Shows two passageways at the left- the present one leading to the Masonic Hall and another uphill of the flagstaffed Comrades' Club, (presumed to have been once called Bank Lane- the Masonic Hall having been Alston Bank). Kings Arms have added the word "garage" to their gable end inscription and the Co-Op sign rides high above the Market Cross. Two carts ride up hill- beyond a wraith-like figure.

  • Coll. Paul MacMillan, Low Park.
Bob MacMillan on a tractor he "couldn't drive"- a ca 1949 grey Fergie with mid mounted mower. He mowed into his wife's leg with it once- more a hoss man! (Audio Paul MacMillan- "Fergie Tractor" )
At the back wheel, Dorothy  Guilder nee MacMillan  Pic from 1951

    Coll. Paul MacMillan, Low Park. Bob MacMillan on a tractor he "couldn't drive"- a ca 1949 grey Fergie with mid mounted mower. He mowed into his wife's leg with it once- more a hoss man! (Audio Paul MacMillan- "Fergie Tractor" ) At the back wheel, Dorothy Guilder nee MacMillan Pic from 1951

  • Coll. AMHS. Modern contact print from a probable von Dix & Smedley glass plate. A serious looking man holding a written document.

    Coll. AMHS. Modern contact print from a probable von Dix & Smedley glass plate. A serious looking man holding a written document.

  • Coll Vera Thomson Alston 381583.
Alston town hall pantomime ? year.
L>R rear. No. 6 + Mary Nicholson, (b1920) 7 = Ciceley Spark

    Coll Vera Thomson Alston 381583. Alston town hall pantomime ? year. L>R rear. No. 6 + Mary Nicholson, (b1920) 7 = Ciceley Spark

  • Coll. Sheila Easthope. JV series photo postcard.
Hmm, how to plac ethe date? White's shop's going, the Ewe and Lamb's sign's promnent and the Co-Op's got a sign high above its central building. The car's well dated and there's only one obvious lump of horsemuck on the cobbles.
The curley gaslamps arrived in 1913 so this is later.

    Coll. Sheila Easthope. JV series photo postcard. Hmm, how to plac ethe date? White's shop's going, the Ewe and Lamb's sign's promnent and the Co-Op's got a sign high above its central building. The car's well dated and there's only one obvious lump of horsemuck on the cobbles. The curley gaslamps arrived in 1913 so this is later.

  • Coll. Malcolm Hymers. Holmesfoot, Nenthead

    Coll. Malcolm Hymers. Holmesfoot, Nenthead

  • Coll. AMHS. JLD photographic postcard- unposted. Same day & photographer as May Fair Alston 1913. 2 Bamford horse-drawn mowers, a farm cart made in Keswick and a gig in foerground. Over the road are Millican’s drapers shop, Charles Bramwell’s clock, watch & photography shop, (inherited from his famous father Thomas), and Hannah Stephenson’s Victoria Temperance Hotel.
Curly gas lamp installed about one year previously.
Fashion notes- all three wowen in view wear long black clothes and dark hats. For men slightly over sized flat caps are “in” but ther’s one bowler, one derby, (paler bowler) and one billy-cock. One man sports long leather boots and plus -ones/twos. The boys: two wear big celluloid collars, all have knickerbockers and one is BAREHEADED!

    Coll. AMHS. JLD photographic postcard- unposted. Same day & photographer as May Fair Alston 1913. 2 Bamford horse-drawn mowers, a farm cart made in Keswick and a gig in foerground. Over the road are Millican’s drapers shop, Charles Bramwell’s clock, watch & photography shop, (inherited from his famous father Thomas), and Hannah Stephenson’s Victoria Temperance Hotel. Curly gas lamp installed about one year previously. Fashion notes- all three wowen in view wear long black clothes and dark hats. For men slightly over sized flat caps are “in” but ther’s one bowler, one derby, (paler bowler) and one billy-cock. One man sports long leather boots and plus -ones/twos. The boys: two wear big celluloid collars, all have knickerbockers and one is BAREHEADED!

  • Coll. AMHS. Modern contact print from a probable von Dix & Smedley glass plate. An older man in a frock coat and wearing a full bow tie and side whiskers.

    Coll. AMHS. Modern contact print from a probable von Dix & Smedley glass plate. An older man in a frock coat and wearing a full bow tie and side whiskers.

  • Coll. AMHS. Modern photographic print from a glass plate. This is by Hugh Walton of Alston, (HWA). His daughter May is at the far L and his wife, Isobel to the far R. Thev’ve climbed up Park Fell, leaving Alston & the road to Nenthead far below.

    Coll. AMHS. Modern photographic print from a glass plate. This is by Hugh Walton of Alston, (HWA). His daughter May is at the far L and his wife, Isobel to the far R. Thev’ve climbed up Park Fell, leaving Alston & the road to Nenthead far below.

  • Coll. AMHS. Hard to pin down the period but Welsh Milliners were still on the ground floor of the 4 storeyed building to the left and there's a dentist's sign at the lower end of Cranston's

    Coll. AMHS. Hard to pin down the period but Welsh Milliners were still on the ground floor of the 4 storeyed building to the left and there's a dentist's sign at the lower end of Cranston's

  • Coll. M Hymers
Peace Celebrations 1919.
rear J E Richardson, Edison Millican, ( died of anthrax, so the vicar wouldn't bury him in the graveyard- what a nice vicar!), Johnnie Currah, Robert Herdman, John Joseph Currah, Tom Willie Currah, Ralph Armstrong.
FrontJohn Wallace Millican of the George&Dragon Inn, Tom Currah, Matthew(Matt) Hetherington, T Cousin, or?Harry Armstrong , Hugh Millican, Wilfred Millican.
The band were not unfond of taking a drink- one young would-be musician being banned from joining for just that reason

    Coll. M Hymers Peace Celebrations 1919. rear J E Richardson, Edison Millican, ( died of anthrax, so the vicar wouldn't bury him in the graveyard- what a nice vicar!), Johnnie Currah, Robert Herdman, John Joseph Currah, Tom Willie Currah, Ralph Armstrong. FrontJohn Wallace Millican of the George&Dragon Inn, Tom Currah, Matthew(Matt) Hetherington, T Cousin, or?Harry Armstrong , Hugh Millican, Wilfred Millican. The band were not unfond of taking a drink- one young would-be musician being banned from joining for just that reason

  • Coll. AMHS. Beautifully tinted postcard- photgrpher unknown posted from Garrigill in 1916.
Shows Beldy Chapel- (Methodist), Beldy Cottages and Low House Farm, Garrigill

    Coll. AMHS. Beautifully tinted postcard- photgrpher unknown posted from Garrigill in 1916. Shows Beldy Chapel- (Methodist), Beldy Cottages and Low House Farm, Garrigill

  • One of three images of VE Day In Alston. Coll. Terence Cousin, Penrith.
Tommy Snowdon with accordian. Jacob Cousin Jnr looks up the steps. The postman was not Teddy Oxley, father of Eddie. May 1945

    One of three images of VE Day In Alston. Coll. Terence Cousin, Penrith. Tommy Snowdon with accordian. Jacob Cousin Jnr looks up the steps. The postman was not Teddy Oxley, father of Eddie. May 1945

  • Coll Jennifer Harrison nee Renwick.
At rear R- no instrument is Willie Kirsopp. Holding bowler hat at fron is Denis Currah's father, Joseph, hymn writer & organist

    Coll Jennifer Harrison nee Renwick. At rear R- no instrument is Willie Kirsopp. Holding bowler hat at fron is Denis Currah's father, Joseph, hymn writer & organist

  • Coll. AMHS. A quiet day in Alston.
L>R The Vicarage garden, Town Hall, Jacob Walton memorial, Townfoot. The King's Arms Hotel with its Cyclists' Touring Club plaque and the Angel Inn- with dormer window in place.

Posted in 1920

    Coll. AMHS. A quiet day in Alston. L>R The Vicarage garden, Town Hall, Jacob Walton memorial, Townfoot. The King's Arms Hotel with its Cyclists' Touring Club plaque and the Angel Inn- with dormer window in place. Posted in 1920

  • Coll. AMHS. Modern print from a glass plate ex Don Middleton collection. Failed attempt to make kittens stay still during an exposure! Poss. HWA.

    Coll. AMHS. Modern print from a glass plate ex Don Middleton collection. Failed attempt to make kittens stay still during an exposure! Poss. HWA.

  • Coll. AMHS. (Excellent) modern copy photograph or, more likely, contact print from original glass plate.
Scanned @1200 dpi. for detail.
Shows The Alston Rifles- bayonets fixed onto their guns- with their senior officer, Major Dickinson at the rear, presenting his sword absolutely vertically- mutton-chop whiskers and dark braided uniform. He and another officer wear”peaked pillbox” hats. The regular men wear a  uniform with light, short collars and cuffs, above the cuffs is dark braiding. Their jackets have 7 buttons and light coloured braiding down the front opening. Light coloured belts carry ammunition pouches and scabbards for their bayonets. Their gun-slings appear to match the belts. All wear shiny, dark shoes or boots and Glengarries on their heads. There appears to be fabric behind the cap badges.
A Sergeant wears a pale bandolier as do other NCOs. One man wears grandiose epaulettes and another superior officer sports the dark braiding of the maor- he also presents a sword.
Above Major Dickinson the Town Hall sign reads, “News Room. Notice to Visitors. Room opens from 9AM to 10PM.
Admission 1d Daily. A C???? Assortment of- Papers and Periodicals- ALSO GAMES OF- CHESS, and Draughts.”
On the stone pillar to the right are several printed notices. 
Top: “Alston ???? Ayle and Whitlaw- “ presumably what is now called Whitlow.
Next, “Congregational Church”
Stuck over that,
“TO BE LET- MIDDLE ROW FARM containing 159 ACRES or thereabouts.”
Next, “ Sale of leasehold properties. Mr Adam Elliott ……sell by auction, at the Greyhound Inn. Alston. ON FRIDAY JULY 14, 1893. PROPERTIES. The fully furnished Greyhound Inn….Dwelling House…..Cottages… of property….”
Pasted over a sign finishing, “H, MILLICAN’S. Bear them in mind.”
And beneath them all, “ RACES AND WRESTLING”
An old man looks on the scene from above and another man sits by the Hall wall with a boy in his arms.
Mr Gladstone, (Liberal) was Prime Minister and the Independent Labour Party had met under Kier Hardy for ther first time, in Bradford.

    Coll. AMHS. (Excellent) modern copy photograph or, more likely, contact print from original glass plate. Scanned @1200 dpi. for detail. Shows The Alston Rifles- bayonets fixed onto their guns- with their senior officer, Major Dickinson at the rear, presenting his sword absolutely vertically- mutton-chop whiskers and dark braided uniform. He and another officer wear”peaked pillbox” hats. The regular men wear a uniform with light, short collars and cuffs, above the cuffs is dark braiding. Their jackets have 7 buttons and light coloured braiding down the front opening. Light coloured belts carry ammunition pouches and scabbards for their bayonets. Their gun-slings appear to match the belts. All wear shiny, dark shoes or boots and Glengarries on their heads. There appears to be fabric behind the cap badges. A Sergeant wears a pale bandolier as do other NCOs. One man wears grandiose epaulettes and another superior officer sports the dark braiding of the maor- he also presents a sword. Above Major Dickinson the Town Hall sign reads, “News Room. Notice to Visitors. Room opens from 9AM to 10PM. Admission 1d Daily. A C???? Assortment of- Papers and Periodicals- ALSO GAMES OF- CHESS, and Draughts.” On the stone pillar to the right are several printed notices. Top: “Alston ???? Ayle and Whitlaw- “ presumably what is now called Whitlow. Next, “Congregational Church” Stuck over that, “TO BE LET- MIDDLE ROW FARM containing 159 ACRES or thereabouts.” Next, “ Sale of leasehold properties. Mr Adam Elliott ……sell by auction, at the Greyhound Inn. Alston. ON FRIDAY JULY 14, 1893. PROPERTIES. The fully furnished Greyhound Inn….Dwelling House…..Cottages… of property….” Pasted over a sign finishing, “H, MILLICAN’S. Bear them in mind.” And beneath them all, “ RACES AND WRESTLING” An old man looks on the scene from above and another man sits by the Hall wall with a boy in his arms. Mr Gladstone, (Liberal) was Prime Minister and the Independent Labour Party had met under Kier Hardy for ther first time, in Bradford.

  • Coll: several copies at postcard size in the community. Copied 1999. This version not as clear as one from a 120 neg.Members of the Alston Moor Local Defence Volunteers, later to become the Home Guard, pictured in the yard of the old primary, (Salvin), school at the beginning of the second world war. (See numbering diagram.)Notes form Billy Renwick, The Cottage, Nenthead Road, Alston, taken 5th November, 2005.Front Row1.Percy Thompson of Leadgate. 2. Matt Todd, a gamekeeper for the King-Websters of Wanwood. Lived at The White House Alston Townfoot. 3.Fred Birkett, father of Harold Birkett of Henderson's garage. 4. Bertie Bell, worked for Craigs as a mason. 5.Tom Snowden Snr. worked for both Craigs and Keartons builders- came from the Horse and Wagon. 6. Fred Kearton- of the building firm, (see Theatricals). 7. Major Johnson- cavalry soldier in first warlater managing repairs for the Greenwich Hospital & living at the Old Manor. 8. Tommy Haldon, Haldon's Mill family, musician (see Theatricals), shop at Townfoot. 9.? Baker a WW1 officer from Nenthead 3 daughters.one =Joan. 10. Unknown. 11. Ernie Murray, an Alston postman who lived in King's Arms Lane. 12. Tommy Thompson from Sandhill- worked for Craigs builders. 13. Fred Edgar from The Butts, who also worked for Craigs. Central row14. Jack Amos of High Bayles, (acc. John Place)NOW Though to be Willie Holmes, draper- acc John Holmes. 15. Cliff Brookes- in charge of  and living by the gasworks, (which always had 2 workers) he went off to the gasworks at Kirby Stephen when Alston's closed. 16. Geordie Hind, Alwyns dad, (See Childhood, Micky & Minnie Mouse). Geordie had left Alston Moor to mine down by Stoke. He and Billy Renwick came back on Christmas army leave via Crewe in 1945. George died on that leave. 17. Unknown. 18. Gyp Cousin- always "Little" Gyp Cousin- worked at Foundry in war, (see Foundry files), smoked a pipe. 19 Maurice Lee- brought up at the Turks Head- Lilly Pattinson was his auntie. (See him in WW1 uniform on horseback by quarried face and with a bull working over towards the Tyne- images from Grace Renwick nee Bramwell., his niece). 20. Cliffy Jackson, David's dad- worked at Henderson's. 21.  Tom Hetherington, Mary Jeffries’ brother- he came from Ryhope and worked in the bakehouse for Birketts. 22. Reg Spark, killed at Arnhem, lived on Station bank- his father drove a coal wagon for Dickinsons on Low Byer. 23. Percy "Gaffer" Renwick. once drove for Hendersons & eventually took the top pub, The Swan. 24. Reg Renwick, Billy's uncle. (Photographed on a motorbike with his son, in The Morton/Maltings Square. Worked for the Greenwich Hospital and Keartons but in the war at Rotherhope Mine. In common with many of the workers there his transport was, "a little bare necessity of a motorbike"- pedalling often being needed.25. Harold Lancaster- from the Mill family- ? on front line with his brother on the 1897 mass photo? His father had lived at and been caretaker at the Town Hall. 26. John Harrison- lived at the Workhouse Cottages. 27. John Smith, a farmer from Slaggyford. 28. Frank Pickering, a mason who built Billy's home, The Cottage and Dale Cottage next door in about 1919. 29. Eric Davidson who lived in the upstairs part of South View, Nenthead Road. He worked as a platelayer for the railway & features wirh Arthur Harrison on the image, Rail points snow.tif. 30. Alan Struthers, older brother to Alec.31. John Rawlings, bank clerk. 32. Willie Gregg worked for Keartons and features in the 2 bottoms image with Fred Renwick- building the observation post at Fairhill "ObserverCorps Tower.tif"  33. Bob Allen - a keen boxer- trained young fighters- became a sergeant in the Home Guard- drove a 2 ton parcel delivery truck from the railway station. 34. ? Wilson. worked at the Foundry & lived at the Ewe & Lamb/ Royal Oak. 35. Joe Raine, farmer. 36. Jimmy Cousin, a mining footballer who eventually went to Africa, mining for diamonds and gold. 37. John Martin, the "roadman" whose office was upstairs opposite the Police Station. 38. Harold Lowe. Harold's brother ran a cattle wagon. He and Billy Renwick were half way through building a fresh cattle body when a siren went off. Back to Billy's home they went. Billy's mother announced, "There's a war on." The siren had been run by Dr. Dalgety, the GP, who was thought to be over reacting! Meanwhile Mr. Lowe discovered that if he bought an American wagon the War dept. wouldn't commandeer it. So bye bye Commer, hello Chevy. (To see the Chevy, with the youthful Gordon Blackstock, see the image HeslopBlackstock.tif. ) 39. Arnold Bell, a farmer at The Bayles. 40. Wallace Millican Snr. Whose house opposite St. Augustines church would be demolished to form Church Road in the late 50s. Back row41. ? Ward, a joiner from Nenthead. 42. Jasper Stephenson- farmed at High House Nenthead but later took a warmer farm at Melmerby. 43. ? Armstrong from Grassfield, Nentsbury. 44. Willie Lee another one-time gamekeeper for the King-Websters at Wanwood. He lived by the Brewery Bridge and had a pair of Border Terriers. 45. Jeffrey Beadle from The Butts. Jeffrey played piano and melodian music around the pubs- "He never needed music. He'd just ask, "How does it gar?"" 46, Tom Jackson, (another one), One of Squire Jackson's lads, he worked at the Hartside Top barytes mine. 47.? Robinson- who married Charlie Martin's wife. (Charlie himself was defined as a) an Italian, b) a clock repairer, c) lived at the house beside Rotherhope Mine and d) a hard case!) 48. Robbie Raine, the Randalholme Ram, who married Margaret Seymour of Black House- Randal Raine's dad. 49. Walton Burrell, Dorothy Blackstock's brother- he came to Alston to take the top pub. 50.(lower figure), Gordon Beresford lived at Nenthead & worked as a clerk for the Anglo-Austral Mining Co..He married Jack Douglas's sister. 51. John James Armstrong father to Dulcie Fraser and legendary butcher- worked for Biggs then took over his business. 52. Gordon Edgar, oldest son of Fred, #13. 53 Tom Snowden Jr. The Alston Comic whose size 14 shoes would resound through dances at the Halls. 54. Willie Nicholson, projectionist at the cinema- he's still around, (2005) in Kirby Stephen. His father was Newt Nicholson who worked for and was a great friend of cobbler Jack Varty. (See Varty image. also on a wagonette.55. Harold Dickinson, (still around in 2005. he was Kearton's "small contracts manager", he told a tale of the Home Guard rattling a tin full of pebbles to sound like a machine gun while they were practicising, 56. Edwin Biggs, son of butcher Albert, the man who killed beast in the slaughterhouse in Back O' the Burn. 57, Henry Raine, Willie's dad- from Randalholme.(many images). 58. Willie Martin- lived at the last house on the left on the Nenthead Road. 59, John Harrison of Aimshaugh - he married Tommy Thompson's daughter.

    Coll: several copies at postcard size in the community. Copied 1999. This version not as clear as one from a 120 neg.Members of the Alston Moor Local Defence Volunteers, later to become the Home Guard, pictured in the yard of the old primary, (Salvin), school at the beginning of the second world war. (See numbering diagram.)Notes form Billy Renwick, The Cottage, Nenthead Road, Alston, taken 5th November, 2005.Front Row1.Percy Thompson of Leadgate. 2. Matt Todd, a gamekeeper for the King-Websters of Wanwood. Lived at The White House Alston Townfoot. 3.Fred Birkett, father of Harold Birkett of Henderson's garage. 4. Bertie Bell, worked for Craigs as a mason. 5.Tom Snowden Snr. worked for both Craigs and Keartons builders- came from the Horse and Wagon. 6. Fred Kearton- of the building firm, (see Theatricals). 7. Major Johnson- cavalry soldier in first warlater managing repairs for the Greenwich Hospital & living at the Old Manor. 8. Tommy Haldon, Haldon's Mill family, musician (see Theatricals), shop at Townfoot. 9.? Baker a WW1 officer from Nenthead 3 daughters.one =Joan. 10. Unknown. 11. Ernie Murray, an Alston postman who lived in King's Arms Lane. 12. Tommy Thompson from Sandhill- worked for Craigs builders. 13. Fred Edgar from The Butts, who also worked for Craigs. Central row14. Jack Amos of High Bayles, (acc. John Place)NOW Though to be Willie Holmes, draper- acc John Holmes. 15. Cliff Brookes- in charge of and living by the gasworks, (which always had 2 workers) he went off to the gasworks at Kirby Stephen when Alston's closed. 16. Geordie Hind, Alwyns dad, (See Childhood, Micky & Minnie Mouse). Geordie had left Alston Moor to mine down by Stoke. He and Billy Renwick came back on Christmas army leave via Crewe in 1945. George died on that leave. 17. Unknown. 18. Gyp Cousin- always "Little" Gyp Cousin- worked at Foundry in war, (see Foundry files), smoked a pipe. 19 Maurice Lee- brought up at the Turks Head- Lilly Pattinson was his auntie. (See him in WW1 uniform on horseback by quarried face and with a bull working over towards the Tyne- images from Grace Renwick nee Bramwell., his niece). 20. Cliffy Jackson, David's dad- worked at Henderson's. 21. Tom Hetherington, Mary Jeffries’ brother- he came from Ryhope and worked in the bakehouse for Birketts. 22. Reg Spark, killed at Arnhem, lived on Station bank- his father drove a coal wagon for Dickinsons on Low Byer. 23. Percy "Gaffer" Renwick. once drove for Hendersons & eventually took the top pub, The Swan. 24. Reg Renwick, Billy's uncle. (Photographed on a motorbike with his son, in The Morton/Maltings Square. Worked for the Greenwich Hospital and Keartons but in the war at Rotherhope Mine. In common with many of the workers there his transport was, "a little bare necessity of a motorbike"- pedalling often being needed.25. Harold Lancaster- from the Mill family- ? on front line with his brother on the 1897 mass photo? His father had lived at and been caretaker at the Town Hall. 26. John Harrison- lived at the Workhouse Cottages. 27. John Smith, a farmer from Slaggyford. 28. Frank Pickering, a mason who built Billy's home, The Cottage and Dale Cottage next door in about 1919. 29. Eric Davidson who lived in the upstairs part of South View, Nenthead Road. He worked as a platelayer for the railway & features wirh Arthur Harrison on the image, Rail points snow.tif. 30. Alan Struthers, older brother to Alec.31. John Rawlings, bank clerk. 32. Willie Gregg worked for Keartons and features in the 2 bottoms image with Fred Renwick- building the observation post at Fairhill "ObserverCorps Tower.tif" 33. Bob Allen - a keen boxer- trained young fighters- became a sergeant in the Home Guard- drove a 2 ton parcel delivery truck from the railway station. 34. ? Wilson. worked at the Foundry & lived at the Ewe & Lamb/ Royal Oak. 35. Joe Raine, farmer. 36. Jimmy Cousin, a mining footballer who eventually went to Africa, mining for diamonds and gold. 37. John Martin, the "roadman" whose office was upstairs opposite the Police Station. 38. Harold Lowe. Harold's brother ran a cattle wagon. He and Billy Renwick were half way through building a fresh cattle body when a siren went off. Back to Billy's home they went. Billy's mother announced, "There's a war on." The siren had been run by Dr. Dalgety, the GP, who was thought to be over reacting! Meanwhile Mr. Lowe discovered that if he bought an American wagon the War dept. wouldn't commandeer it. So bye bye Commer, hello Chevy. (To see the Chevy, with the youthful Gordon Blackstock, see the image HeslopBlackstock.tif. ) 39. Arnold Bell, a farmer at The Bayles. 40. Wallace Millican Snr. Whose house opposite St. Augustines church would be demolished to form Church Road in the late 50s. Back row41. ? Ward, a joiner from Nenthead. 42. Jasper Stephenson- farmed at High House Nenthead but later took a warmer farm at Melmerby. 43. ? Armstrong from Grassfield, Nentsbury. 44. Willie Lee another one-time gamekeeper for the King-Websters at Wanwood. He lived by the Brewery Bridge and had a pair of Border Terriers. 45. Jeffrey Beadle from The Butts. Jeffrey played piano and melodian music around the pubs- "He never needed music. He'd just ask, "How does it gar?"" 46, Tom Jackson, (another one), One of Squire Jackson's lads, he worked at the Hartside Top barytes mine. 47.? Robinson- who married Charlie Martin's wife. (Charlie himself was defined as a) an Italian, b) a clock repairer, c) lived at the house beside Rotherhope Mine and d) a hard case!) 48. Robbie Raine, the Randalholme Ram, who married Margaret Seymour of Black House- Randal Raine's dad. 49. Walton Burrell, Dorothy Blackstock's brother- he came to Alston to take the top pub. 50.(lower figure), Gordon Beresford lived at Nenthead & worked as a clerk for the Anglo-Austral Mining Co..He married Jack Douglas's sister. 51. John James Armstrong father to Dulcie Fraser and legendary butcher- worked for Biggs then took over his business. 52. Gordon Edgar, oldest son of Fred, #13. 53 Tom Snowden Jr. The Alston Comic whose size 14 shoes would resound through dances at the Halls. 54. Willie Nicholson, projectionist at the cinema- he's still around, (2005) in Kirby Stephen. His father was Newt Nicholson who worked for and was a great friend of cobbler Jack Varty. (See Varty image. also on a wagonette.55. Harold Dickinson, (still around in 2005. he was Kearton's "small contracts manager", he told a tale of the Home Guard rattling a tin full of pebbles to sound like a machine gun while they were practicising, 56. Edwin Biggs, son of butcher Albert, the man who killed beast in the slaughterhouse in Back O' the Burn. 57, Henry Raine, Willie's dad- from Randalholme.(many images). 58. Willie Martin- lived at the last house on the left on the Nenthead Road. 59, John Harrison of Aimshaugh - he married Tommy Thompson's daughter.

  • GCL Photography UK

    GCL Photography UK

  • Coll. AMHS. Photographic postcard- unascribed. Shows John Place of Skelgill with the ashcart and his horse Darkie, (who also pulled the hearse). Verso says ca 1948 but might be earlier, (gas lamp outside Spring House).
There’s a thin layer of puddled snow on the ground. Presumably he’ll later go down Gossipgate and cross the River Nent to the town’s ashtip. Albert Renwick recalled shooting “any number” of rats there on a Sunday

    Coll. AMHS. Photographic postcard- unascribed. Shows John Place of Skelgill with the ashcart and his horse Darkie, (who also pulled the hearse). Verso says ca 1948 but might be earlier, (gas lamp outside Spring House). There’s a thin layer of puddled snow on the ground. Presumably he’ll later go down Gossipgate and cross the River Nent to the town’s ashtip. Albert Renwick recalled shooting “any number” of rats there on a Sunday

  • Hein + Elly deLamge

    Hein + Elly deLamge

  • Coll. AMHS. copy print labelled verso: Copyright �
Keith Pritchard. Impossible. The image is clearly over 70 years old and is �-free.An alfresco meal in the ca 1930s at High Hundy Bridge, above Garrigill.
ea party at HundyBridge, Garrigill, 1931. The Adamson family. Fred at far R. They owned Crops Hall & Gatefoot farms - & later added Low Shield Hill.

    Coll. AMHS. copy print labelled verso: Copyright � Keith Pritchard. Impossible. The image is clearly over 70 years old and is �-free.An alfresco meal in the ca 1930s at High Hundy Bridge, above Garrigill. ea party at HundyBridge, Garrigill, 1931. The Adamson family. Fred at far R. They owned Crops Hall & Gatefoot farms - & later added Low Shield Hill.

  • Coll. AMHS. Wallace's Series tinted printed postcard- taken prior to the building of Vicarage Terrace. Unposted.
Shows St John's Church & Vicarage

    Coll. AMHS. Wallace's Series tinted printed postcard- taken prior to the building of Vicarage Terrace. Unposted. Shows St John's Church & Vicarage

  • Coll. AMHS. Man with horse/pony wearing "block cart" harness. Such harness was used until the 20's and beyond- for hauling lead ore.
Same background buildings as in Man with arthritic horse- a gently tapering short tower with a dark-rimmed top

    Coll. AMHS. Man with horse/pony wearing "block cart" harness. Such harness was used until the 20's and beyond- for hauling lead ore. Same background buildings as in Man with arthritic horse- a gently tapering short tower with a dark-rimmed top

  • Coll. Carlisle Museum /AMHS Image sent to AMHS for identification. Eric Richardson thought it was a coal mine between Coalcleugh and Allenheads - he recalled it working in the 1920s. Originally marked on rear A Ramsden Photographer, Hexham.

    Coll. Carlisle Museum /AMHS Image sent to AMHS for identification. Eric Richardson thought it was a coal mine between Coalcleugh and Allenheads - he recalled it working in the 1920s. Originally marked on rear A Ramsden Photographer, Hexham.

  • Coll. M Hymers
Peace Celebrations 1919.
rear J E Richardson, Edison Millican, ( died of anthrax, so the vicar wouldn't bury him in the graveyard- what a nice vicar!), Johnnie Currah, Robert Herdman, John Joseph Currah, Tom Willie Currah, Ralph Armstrong.
FrontJohn Wallace Millican of the George&Dragon Inn, Tom Currah, Matthew(Matt) Hetherington, T Cousin, or?Harry Armstrong , Hugh Millican, Wilfred Millican.
The band were not unfond of taking a drink- one young would-be musician being banned from joining for just that reason

    Coll. M Hymers Peace Celebrations 1919. rear J E Richardson, Edison Millican, ( died of anthrax, so the vicar wouldn't bury him in the graveyard- what a nice vicar!), Johnnie Currah, Robert Herdman, John Joseph Currah, Tom Willie Currah, Ralph Armstrong. FrontJohn Wallace Millican of the George&Dragon Inn, Tom Currah, Matthew(Matt) Hetherington, T Cousin, or?Harry Armstrong , Hugh Millican, Wilfred Millican. The band were not unfond of taking a drink- one young would-be musician being banned from joining for just that reason

  • Coll AMHS. "von Dix era" image- modern contact print from a glass plate.
Group in front of a well dressed wall & flagstones

    Coll AMHS. "von Dix era" image- modern contact print from a glass plate. Group in front of a well dressed wall & flagstones

  • Coll. AMHS. Old postcard with "Mis Dixon" written on verso. Mrs/Miss Dixon ran an antiques shop below the Turks Head called The Peddlar's Pack until(?) the late 70's/early 80s.

    Coll. AMHS. Old postcard with "Mis Dixon" written on verso. Mrs/Miss Dixon ran an antiques shop below the Turks Head called The Peddlar's Pack until(?) the late 70's/early 80s.

  • From W H Walton's book of collected postcards, made up in 1918- found by Christine Habberjam of Nenthead in 2003. Held by Alston Moor Historical Society.
Smaller, post card version coll. jack Douglas, copied 1999 & 2006.
The whole plate revealed! (Only the R portion seen before.)
Now confirmed as the work of Hugh Walton of Alston- with his giveaway long-tailed "n".
Turn of the Century image with chickens and a black dog looking down to Mortin/Malting Square- all demolished to make Church Road. Good for Hugh Walton.

    From W H Walton's book of collected postcards, made up in 1918- found by Christine Habberjam of Nenthead in 2003. Held by Alston Moor Historical Society. Smaller, post card version coll. jack Douglas, copied 1999 & 2006. The whole plate revealed! (Only the R portion seen before.) Now confirmed as the work of Hugh Walton of Alston- with his giveaway long-tailed "n". Turn of the Century image with chickens and a black dog looking down to Mortin/Malting Square- all demolished to make Church Road. Good for Hugh Walton.

  • Coll. AMHS. . Below Cats Scaur/Scarr by the banks of the Tyne between The Holmes and Randalholme meadows lies the spring, Patrick's Well. Named after the landlord, Patrick, of the Greyhound Inn in Alston who placed the first iron drinking cup on the chain - not visible on this view.

    Coll. AMHS. . Below Cats Scaur/Scarr by the banks of the Tyne between The Holmes and Randalholme meadows lies the spring, Patrick's Well. Named after the landlord, Patrick, of the Greyhound Inn in Alston who placed the first iron drinking cup on the chain - not visible on this view.

  • Coll. AMHS. A quiet day in Alston.
L>R The Vicarage garden, Town Hall, Jacob Walton memorial, Townfoot. The King's Arms Hotel with its Cyclists' Touring Club plaque and the Angel Inn- with dormer window in place.

Posted in 1920

    Coll. AMHS. A quiet day in Alston. L>R The Vicarage garden, Town Hall, Jacob Walton memorial, Townfoot. The King's Arms Hotel with its Cyclists' Touring Club plaque and the Angel Inn- with dormer window in place. Posted in 1920

  • This copy coll Malcolm Hymers. Posted 1909 from Alston. Also from the Carlisle Patriot 1844:
Alston Brewery
 NEWSPAPER: CARLISLE PATRIOT   EDITION: SEPT 20, 1844

By Private Contract, or let for a term of years and entered upon at May Day, 
1845,

All that old established and well accustomed brewery called ALSTON BREWERY, 
situate at Alston, in the County of Cumberland, with the messuage or 
dwelling house, garden, meadow field, pasture, cottages, malting houses, 
stables, and buildings adjoining thereto, and the plant, vats, casks, and 
all other utensils and materials belonging to the said brewery.
And also, three well accustomed inns, or public houses, situate in Alston 
aforesaid called the ROYAL OAK, the GREYHOUND, and the DUN COW.
And also, all that tenement or farm hold, called CLARGILL HEAD FARM, situate 
near Alston, and containing upwards of 175 acres.

And also, several cottages or dwelling houses, situate in Alston aforesaid, 
and certain allotments, plots or parcels of land, situate in the Parish of 
Alston.

Further particulars may be had by applying to Mr. EMERSON, at the brewery : 
to Mr. DICKINSON, Solicitor, Alston : or at the office of Messrs. 
BAINBRIDGE, Solicitors, Alston

Alston, August 20, 1844

See also. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1144988

    This copy coll Malcolm Hymers. Posted 1909 from Alston. Also from the Carlisle Patriot 1844: Alston Brewery NEWSPAPER: CARLISLE PATRIOT EDITION: SEPT 20, 1844 By Private Contract, or let for a term of years and entered upon at May Day, 1845, All that old established and well accustomed brewery called ALSTON BREWERY, situate at Alston, in the County of Cumberland, with the messuage or dwelling house, garden, meadow field, pasture, cottages, malting houses, stables, and buildings adjoining thereto, and the plant, vats, casks, and all other utensils and materials belonging to the said brewery. And also, three well accustomed inns, or public houses, situate in Alston aforesaid called the ROYAL OAK, the GREYHOUND, and the DUN COW. And also, all that tenement or farm hold, called CLARGILL HEAD FARM, situate near Alston, and containing upwards of 175 acres. And also, several cottages or dwelling houses, situate in Alston aforesaid, and certain allotments, plots or parcels of land, situate in the Parish of Alston. Further particulars may be had by applying to Mr. EMERSON, at the brewery : to Mr. DICKINSON, Solicitor, Alston : or at the office of Messrs. BAINBRIDGE, Solicitors, Alston Alston, August 20, 1844 See also. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1144988

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