Alston Town HallServices & Events

Alston Town Hall is one of the focal points in the picturesque and historic Cumbrian town of Alston. The building is home to the 'Local Links' service offering extensive information of what's happening here and in the wider area for both visitors and residents. Also featuring an adult and children’s library offering a diverse range of books and DVDs, internet access, a photocopying service and a gift shop.

Events are varied including local art, craft and historical exhibitions, theatre productions, exercise classes, reading groups, presentations and much more. The hall and meeting room are available for private hire and recent events have included Christmas / birthday parties, exhibition darts, pantomimes and lectures / meetings. Come along and enjoy an award winning film on our large screen or national / international events. Recently we have screened the Royal Wedding and matches from the football World Cup.

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aboutthe town hall

In 1857 it was decided that the town of Alston needed a town hall – somewhere for people to get together for cultural gatherings and to give a ‘home’ to the local Poor Law Commissioners, the Mechanics’ Institute and the Savings Bank. A committee was formed and subscriptions collected. The hall was to be built in the centre of the town on a site donated for the purpose by Greenwich Hospital.

Hugh Lee Pattinson, the town’s printer who had purchased the first of Cooke’s turret clocks for his chemical works at Felling, returned to his birthplace to lay the foundation stone. It was a grand day in the town, with shops closed and flags flying in the warm summer sunshine. In a speech he gave following the stone-laying, H.I.P. informed his audience of the plan for:

“….a handsome clock tower, and it is proposed to furnish it with a good clock that will strike the hours and chime the quarters on three sweet-toned bells.”

That very same clock has remained silent for several years now and is in need of some TLC. To find out how you can make a difference by making sure that the clock strikes the correct time in the future … Read more…

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Alston Town Hall
Front Street, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3RF
54.812139,-2.439685

Alston Town Hall,
Front Street,
Alston,
Cumbria,
CA9 3RF.
Tel. 01434 382244

Library opening times
Monday 10am - 3pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
Sunday Closed

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Alston Town Hall