Alston, Cumbria
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Alston and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Alston

Browse 6 photo books on Alston and the surrounding area.

The War Years In Alston

I lived in Alston during the Second World War. My father was the manager of the foundry there. We left in 1948 I was 10 years old. I have visited many times over the years but am now finding it a difficult place to walk around with my rolling walker. I just love it there, I think the surrounding scenery is some of the best in the world.

A memory of Alston by Patricia Elkins

Alston My Birthplace

Although I can't remember Alston as a baby, I did revisit at the tender age of 10 years and can remember the impact the town had on me, knowing I was born there. I was shown the house we lived in, it was called Sunset View at the Butts if I remember correctly. I was also shown the hospital which I think was the cottage ...Read full memory

A memory of Alston by Robert Smith