Welcome to the website for the Allen Valleys Local History Group. Explore this site to find archive pictures and documents, along with historical research into people from and places within the Allen Valleys.
'As I write this blue skies, light and fleecy clouds and brilliant sunshine are presenting Allenheads in its utmost beauty; and beautiful it is in its summer dress.' Thomas Sopwith, 1857
The Allen Valleys Local History Group has been supported by the North Pennines AONB Partnership's initiative, Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership scheme.