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WHAT'S ON - Historically

Programme of Talks for 2021

Physical meetings stopped because of Covid 19. All meetings on Zoom for the foreseeable future. All meeting start at 7pm.

 
February
18

7pm

Epiacum – The beginning? The end? The people in between.


With Alastair Robertson, author of ‘Whitley Castle – Epiacum – A Roman Fort near Alston in Cumbria’
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March
11

7pm

The Walton Lead Mining Dynasty


Mining interests that began on Alston Moor eventually spread to the Tyne valley in the north, Kirkudbrightshire and the Lakes in the west, and to the lower Wear valley and Stainmore in the east and south. Thank you!
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April
8

7pm

AGM (7pm) + (7.30pm) The Melancholy Baron and the 1,000-year leases of Alston Moor


Over three days at the end of August and beginning of September 1611, Henry Hilton, of Hilton Castle in Sunderland, Lord of the Manor of Alston Moor, granted the famous 1,000-year leases to his tenants. The leases would not take effect until 1621.
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May
6

7pm

Industrial Railways of Alston Moor


Steam power, petrol power, horse power, man power, and a gravity incline, Alston Moor had them all on narrow gauge tramways - and aerial ropeways too - to work the lead, coal, iron, and zinc mines.
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June
3

7pm

Mining in the North Pennines


with Peter Jackson, Chair of Nenthead Mines Conservation Society.

Peter Jackson has been interested and involved with the history of mines of the North Pennines since the 1960s. The economy and the well-being of the people of the area depended on mining.
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July
8

7pm

Limekilns of the north Pennines


The history of lime burning goes back to prehistoric times. The Romans used lime to build their wall. It was first used in agriculture in this area in the early 1700s.

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Summer Break

The Society takes a break in August and resumes again in September
Possible guided walk - look out for the announcement.

 
Sept
2

7pm

A look at Garrigill


Garrigill is a tranquil place today; it’s hard to imagine that it was once a main thoroughfare with thriving local trades, four places of worship and two schools.
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Oct
7

7pm

The Dukesfield Project


The Dukesfield Project, and other little-known aspects of the north’s lead heritage, with Greg Finch.


To quote the website, “Five years of investigation, celebration and inspiration to share the stories of the history, places and people of the early northern lead industry.”
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Nov
4

7pm

Alston Moor and the Great War


From children sending cigarettes and sweets, to the dreaded brown envelopes delivered to the door, like every community in Britain the Great War affected everyone here.
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Dec
2

7pm

Members’ night


Do you have any stories to tell – an interesting holiday perhaps, your family history, local legends, in fact anything goes. This is your night, the Members’ night.
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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
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Alston Moor, Cumbria. UK.

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