July Alston Moor News E-Bulletin

Our new trails are proving popular with visitors!

Take a leaflet from inside the Centurion's Hut to guide you around the Roman Fort and, new this season, a trail to Wellhouse Bastle and the story of the Border Reivers.We also have the Venatus Trail specially designed for young visitors (although it seems quite popular with older visitors too)

New to the site in the last few weeks have been a set of solar panels, thanks to the donation from the Henfrey Charitable Trust, which will power lighting inside the Bastle House for those rare darker days on Alston Moor!

Coming back soon! Look out for details of our photography competition which we paused during the pandemic which we hope to relaunch in August. Cameras at the ready!

As ever if you are interested in helping at the site, please contact us by email epiacum@gmail.com or via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Epiacum

July 2021 Monthly Talk - Thursday 8th July, 7pm
This month's subject

Limekilns of the North Pennines

From Mesopotamia in 2,500BC, to the Roman Wall in 122AD, to the North Pennines, lime burning has a story to tell right up to its last gasp in the region in the 1960s.
Limestone was burned locally by Saxons for building their churches, but discovered, it would seem, only around 1700 for general use on farm land, that led to the limekilns we see dotted around the valley sides. Meeting Joining Information Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88215388013 7pm Thursday 8th July 2021
Meeting ID: 882 1538 8013By phone:
0203 481 5237 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88215388013 Meeting ID: 882 1538 8013 - by phone: 0203 481 5237 During the closure of Front Street, the Historical Society will be organising guided walks around the town, one on every Saturday and Sunday at 2.00pm. There's also an 'I-Spy Alston Consoles' quiz, where participants will take a sheet of pictures and clues to find 15 of these features somewhere on Front Street. Collect your prizes from Alston Emporium (sweets for the children) courtesy of Mad Hatters' Hardware Store.

South Tynedale Railway are opening again this weekend, 3rd and 4th July and tickets are selling fast. Pre-book your ride aboard a train hauled by our wonderful Green Dragon by visiting www.south-tynedale-railway.org.uk and don't leave it too late as there may not be walk on tickets available.

Saturday 21st August from 12.00pm - Alston Gala 2021 - Tyne Willows Playing Field

Alston Gala are pleased to announce our main attraction will be the Elite Strongman Promotions competition for both men and women please check out their Facebook page, you will not want to miss this!We are also pleased to welcome back the return of Stu Hodgson aka Stu-di-doo the brilliant children's entertainer. More details to follow..... Alston Gala facebook page

Alston Agricultural Show 2021

Date for the diary is Saturday, 4th September 2021. Our show will go on !! Schedules and entry forms will be available soon online and posted as well as in local shops in Alston. If you fancy sponsoring or being part of our show (trade stand) please get in touch with Carolyn Harrison or any committee member to ask how.

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Dates for your diary!Fridays 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th July. 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Therapeutic Yoga with Ross & Debbie
Garrigill Village Hall
£7 per class or book as a course of 4 classes in July for £20
Therapeutic Yoga: Suitable for beginners and anyone with joint issues or muscular aches and pains. This class does not emphasise adopting and perfecting a particular shape with your body, so you do not have to be fit or flexible to do this type of exercise. We don't tie ourselves in knots. This is just sensible, gentle yoga that supports functional fitness. For more info before booking email: debbiefarraryoga@gmail.com

Saturday 31st July, 9.00am - 2.00pm
Alston Producers Market Town Centre
A wide variety of craft and produce stalls, mainly from Alston Moor. Plus music, guided walks, children's trails. Visit Alston's independant shops and cafes while you're here. Shop local.

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August
Tractor Run plus Vintage Cars & Motorbikes

Nenthead - more details to be confirmed

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October
Alston Pantomime 2021
Evenings at 7pm and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Venue to be confirmed.

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Please note: Check with the event organisers / venue before travelling.
All events subject to change.