A HISTORICAL society is celebrating its Golden Jubilee anniversary with its exhibition History in the North Pennines.

Alston Moor Historical Society, founded in 1973, will show the free exhibition featuring 10 guest societies from three different counties in Alston Town Hall on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16.

The society is a member of Cumbria Local History Federation and the British Association for Local History (BALH).

Hexham Courant: The display at Alston Hub transport MuseumThe display at Alston Hub transport Museum (Image: Alston Hub)

It runs monthly visits to historic sites and established a home in Alston Town Hall for local archives, supported by Alston Moor Parish Council.

Guest societies include:

Allen Valleys Local History Group

It records the history of the Allen dales - the East and West Allen - and works with local bodies to preserve local heritage. Volunteers this year have renovated a Chapel of Rest, troughs on the turnpike, and two local stone monuments.

Alston Hub Museum

The hub is run by the Alston Goods Shed Trust as a transport and heritage museum, exhibiting vintage cars, motorcycles, bicycles and railway ephemera donated or loaned by local families.

Coanwood, Featherstone, Lambley History Group

Hexham Courant: A trip to Featherstone Castle by Coanwood, Featherstone, Lambley History GroupA trip to Featherstone Castle by Coanwood, Featherstone, Lambley History Group (Image: Coanwood, Featherstone, Lambley History Group)

The group organises monthly talks, walks, and trips and aims to write a history book on the area.

Epiacum Heritage

Epiacum Heritage CIO is the charity responsible for protecting and managing the Scheduled Ancient Monument called Epiacum Roman Fort (Whitley Castle).

Hexham Courant: Epiacum Roman Fort is managed by Epiacum HeritageEpiacum Roman Fort is managed by Epiacum Heritage (Image: Epiacum Heritage)

The fort sits within a landscape that has seen more than 3,000 years of human habitation and today is managed as a remote upland farm in the North Pennines.

Friends of Killhope

Hexham Courant: An archive picture of Grove Rake Mine An archive picture of Grove Rake Mine (Image: Friends of Killhope)

The charity supports the work of Killhope Museum through fundraising, work on-site, acquiring items for museum displays and sharing knowledge of mining history and geology.

Killhope Museum

Hexham Courant: The underground tour at Killhope MuseumThe underground tour at Killhope Museum (Image: Killhope Museum)

The award-winning mining museum allows visitors to experience the life and work of 19th-century lead-mining families of the North Pennines.

Nenthead Mines Conservation Society

Hexham Courant: A trip by Nenthead Mines Conservation SocietyA trip by Nenthead Mines Conservation Society (Image: Nenthead Mines Conservation Society)

The charity provides education about mining in the North Pennines, centred around lead and zinc mines at Nenthead.

Penrith Museum

The museum preserves and displays material reflecting the history of Penrith and Eden District.

South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society

The society operates a five-mile railway from Alston in Cumbria to Slaggyford in Northumberland, on what was the British railways branch from Haltwhistle to Alston.

Teesdale Record Society

The society records the literature of Teesdale's history, held in public and private libraries.