The Society's Events

Society Meeting

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Masonic Hall, Alston, Cumbria.

Event Description:

The next meeting is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 2nd May in the Masonic Hall. The title is 'Alston Moor - the Scottish Connection'.
The talk ranges from the Norman Conquest to the Battle of Bannockburn, and covers ground from France to England to Scotland, and, of course, Alston Moor, with its peculiar situation whereby the people who lived here were responsible either to the King of Scotland or the King of England, depending on whether you were a lead miner or a farmer. The De Veteriponts, the lords of the manor, could, and sometimes did, play the situation to their own advantage.
Alston Moor Historical Society Archives are staffed by volunteers. But even though we give our time for free there are still ongoing costs. Filing cabinets, electricity, heating, hosting costs and more.

We would appreciate any contribution you could give us to help us with our work.
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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