WHAT'S ON - Historically

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The Archives are home to oral history records, photographic records and many documents that cover a wide range of subjects such as trade, buildings, agriculture, war, transport, mining (lead, zinc and coal), local government and administration, religion, welfare, education, poetry, natural history, and people. There is an almost complete set of 1st edition OS maps and a complete set of 2nd edition maps of Alston Moor. These are tremendous resources that can tell us so much of how life used to be here and the Society would like to form an Archives Study Group, would you be interested in joining it?



Wednesday Evenings at 7.30 in the Masonic Hall unless otherwise stated.

March 6th The Alston Branch Railway

April 3rd What’s New at Epiacum Roman Fort? And AGM

April 7th SUNDAY A walk around Epiacum Roman Fort. Meet at Epiacum Car Park, 2pm Free, but donations to the Epiacum fighting fund would be appreciated.

May 1st Industrial Alston - A Walk - Repeated by Popular Demand Meet 7pm at the Railway Crossing, Alston Station

June 5th Farming on Alston Moor

July 3rd A look at Garrigill (a talk). Meet in Garrigill Village Hall, 7.30pm

August 7th T.b.a.

September 4th The Foreigners in the Hills – The Vieille Montagne Zinc Mining Company of Belgium

October 2nd T.b.a

November 6th Pagans! Ranters! Congos! Quakers! Methidys! Mormons! And More – Religion on Alston Moor

December 4th Christmas Social

January and February – closed for winter

March 4th 2020 T.b.a.

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Anyone who knows Nenthead will have noticed recently that there is something missing – a huge, unattractive brick, steel and zinc something that has stood in the middle of the village for ever, or so it seems.
See the full article here

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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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