Alston Moor Historical Society

Alston Moor Historical Society AMHS. Collecting & cataloging the history of Alston Moor. Thanks to Alastair Robertson for a lot of

Please note: Tomorrow's meeting
03/10/2023

Please note: Tomorrow's meeting

A Cluster Meeting for the Cumbria Local History Federation.2-4pm, Melmerby Village Hall.Friday, 6th October, Melmerby Vi...
24/09/2023

A Cluster Meeting for the Cumbria Local History Federation.

2-4pm, Melmerby Village Hall.
Friday, 6th October, Melmerby Village Hall (NE Cumbria)
Talk, Simon Danby, The Hexham to Penrith Turnpike

2-4pm 2 members of AMHS free- I'm told we could pay for (a few) others!

Change of Talk. Wright's Buses has been postponed and replaced by Old Alston Moor
22/09/2023

Change of Talk. Wright's Buses has been postponed and replaced by Old Alston Moor

16/09/2023
15/09/2023
07/09/2023

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS IN ALSTON
The Society's contribution to this special week, this national week, is a display in St. Augustine's Church and four guided walks.
The first walk is on Saturday 9th at 11.30 looking at WATER POWER IN ALSTON, starting at the Fairhill Car Park. The second walk is on Sunday 10th at 1.30 looking at ALSTON TOWN, its stories its evolution and its people, meeting at the Market Cross. Both walks guided by Alastair Robertson.
The Week starts on Saturday 9th with an Opening Event 2pm. at St. Augustine's Church.

ALSTON MOOR HERITAGE FESTIVALJoin us in celebrating the wonderful heritage on our doorstep here on Alston Moor during Al...
03/09/2023

ALSTON MOOR HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Join us in celebrating the wonderful heritage on our doorstep here on Alston Moor during Alston Moor Heritage Festival starting next weekend from Saturday 9th September and running until Sunday 17th September.
In St Augustine’s Church, Alston,
Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th September:
A Townscape Heritage Celebration – Exhibition telling the story of Alston’s Townscape Heritage Scheme:
Opening event 2.00pm on Saturday 9th September, then open every day during the festival – see full festival programme for details of opening times.
Also displays by Alston Moor Historical Society and Epiacum Heritage
Guided walks around Alston on Saturday and Sunday each weekend:
Each Saturday:
• Waterpower walk with local historian Alastar Robertson to explore the fascinating history of water power in Alston, following the course of the mill race with a chance to see a 21ft diameter waterwheel hidden away in the centre of town.
Each Sunday:
• Alston Town Heritage Trail – take a journey of discovery with local historian, Alastair Robertson and step back in time as you learn about the town’s history and discover fascinating architectural details that you might otherwise miss, and another chance to see the hidden waterwheel.
South Tynedale Railway 40th Anniversary on Saturday 16th September
During the week (and at the weekends):
Visit:
• Epiacum Roman Fort (any time)
• Nenthead Mines (any time)
• The Hub Museum – open on Wednesday for the festival (as well as the weekends)
• The Hive, Nenthead – Thursday to Sunday
For further details see https://alstonmoorpartnership.co.uk/view/?permalink=alston-moor-heritage-festival

MISSINGHere are scans of a first aid book, issued to a local air raid warden who was a farmer in a reserved occupation b...
01/08/2023

MISSING

Here are scans of a first aid book, issued to a local air raid warden who was a farmer in a reserved occupation but wanting to do his bit towards the war effort, a letter congratulating SKS pupils on their wartime fundraising success, and letters sent to the SKS concerning Old Boys who were fighting for their king and country. The originals were in the care of the Historical Society's archives - your archives. They are not there now. If anyone knows where they are please tell us."

21/07/2023

A fiver to improve your writing confidence? Cheap!

10/07/2023

The first Chairman of the Society was Hugh Kearton, who died suddenly at quite a young age. He was followed by Richard Turner who was Chairman for about 40 years, he'll be coming on Saturday 15th to give an opening address.

03/07/2023

With only four weeks to go, make a note in your diary now.

23/06/2023

Be sure to buy the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald tomorrow. Why? Buy it and find out.

Alston Archives at the Town Hall will be closed this coming Saturday 15th; The room is being used as a 'green room' for ...
11/04/2023

Alston Archives at the Town Hall will be closed this coming Saturday 15th; The room is being used as a 'green room' for children appearing in the World Premiere of Alston's pantomime 'PETER PAN'.
Normal service will be resumed on Saturday 22nd.

The April talk from AMHS.The mighty Attwood family!
06/04/2023

The April talk from AMHS.
The mighty Attwood family!

Alastair Robertson untangles a family of industrial, iron ore mining, banking and political giants who touched on many Northern Lives in the early C19.

Sorry this is so late.
27/03/2023

Sorry this is so late.

Ex miner Clive speaking to Alston Moor Historical Society. Some of the known history of coal mining in our area.

Epiacum Molehill Survey- 10years on.This year- May 1st to 5th.
24/03/2023

Epiacum Molehill Survey- 10years on.
This year- May 1st to 5th.

A few early stages of the development of Whitley Castle aka Epiacum Roman fort close to Alston.

When we say “Arab”…
10/03/2023

When we say “Arab”…

Bedouin woman, Palestine, 1910. "In the Arabic language 'bedu' refers to one who lives out in the open, in the desert and the word 'badawiyin' (of which the English word Bedouin is derived) means desert dweller. In ancient times people settled mostly near rivers but Bedouin people preferred to live in the open desert.

"There are Bedouin communities in Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen, Morocco, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. Altogether the Bedouin population is estimated at around 4 million people only. Bedouin are seen as Arab culture’s purest representatives. They are continued to be hailed by other Arabs as 'ideal' Arabs because of their rich oral poetic tradition, their lifestyle and their code of honour.

"Egyptians refer to Bedouin as 'Arab' (which is synonymous with the term 'Nomad' since the beginning of Islam), but Bedouin are distinct from other Arab’s because of their extensive kinship networks (which provide them with community support and the basic needs to survive) and their rich culture. These networks are traditionally to ensure safety of families and to protect their property. Today only an estimated 5% of the Bedouin people still live as pastoral (semi)nomads in all of the Middle East."

https://bedawi.com/Bedouin_Culture/

There's a new article up on the site about something we found in the Archives
22/02/2023

There's a new article up on the site about something we found in the Archives

A collection of articles about Alston Moor and its history

The next AMHS Talk on March 1st at the Masonic Hall. 7.30pm
19/02/2023

The next AMHS Talk on March 1st at the Masonic Hall. 7.30pm

14/02/2023

Filmed in Nenthead School in 2008. 3 ex-pupils answer questions about the Old Days. Annie Beadle, Eddie Carr and Joe Richardson star. Made with a crummy camera-…

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