HORSE RACING IN APPLEBY 1729-1734 Keyword searching for any references to Appleby in the British Library’s on-line resource of the United Kingdom’s newspapers brought to the notice of the Appleby Record Society several announcements in the Newcastle Courant for horse races held near the town in the late 1720s and [...]
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It’s with celebratory coincidence that we greet the heart of the summer with the reopening of our iconic Moot Hall, in the heart of the town. Cumbria’s High Sheriff, our own Alan McViety, cut the ribbon to open the Moot Hall doors and signify the end of this initial [...]
On Wednesday 6th July 2022 we had the pleasure of officially opening our newly renovated Moot Hall. 'It was great to see everyone together who have contributed towards the refurbishment of our historic Moot Hall building, including our special guests Charles Smith, Head of Investment North for Historic England [...]
Notice of Public Rights of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return Accounts for the Year End March 31st 2022 are now available to view on the website. To view this page please click here.
Low Wiend will be closed from Monday 20th June 2022, to allow for scaffolding around the Cloisters. Urgent repair work is being carried out on the West Tower, with a project end date of September. The official road closure notice: A temporary road closure has been put in place to allow Appleby [...]
DISASTER, DISASTER, DISASTER - well, nearly! 1925 saw the year start with heavy rain and snow, leading to a flood that covered the windowsills of the buildings on The Sands, but Appleby is used to the nearly annual flood. JANUARY 6th - Penrith Observer 'On Saturday a collision took place [...]
The Eden Valley Railway predated its now more famous cousin the Settle to Carlisle line by about fifteen years. The line was passed through Parliament in 1858. The image above shows what the town of Appleby thought of opening. The archway was constructed of evergreen leaves and the band was [...]
The Multi-Agency Strategic Co-ordination Group (MASCG) has published its annual evaluation report for the 2021 Appleby Horse Fair. The report also identifies Actions for the 2022 Fair, including reviews of the provision of toilet facilities in Appleby, the clean-up arrangements at transit sites and The Sands area and of the [...]
Cumbria Action for Sustainability is running a pair of events centered around retrofits that are taking place in Appleby on older buildings. The first is on the 23rd Feb and will focus on a residential property on Chapel Street while the second will be about the Moot Hall. They are [...]
It has been quite a year, and one that none of us could have predicted in terms of shape, form and pace. Thank you to everyone - especially all of our wonderful volunteer teams - for their continued resilience and pride in the town. There is some respite now as [...]