Community and the Foundation

The Sir John Moore Foundation building has always played a part in the lives of local people and since 2004 the Foundation has been providing a range of activities and opportunities that work across age groups and interests, and encouraging and supporting local community groups with their own clubs, events and activities, and in coming together.

history walk displayWe also welcome the wider community to our building and museum via Heritage Open Days (normally in early September) and via booked visits or other events.  We also encourage a wider appreciation of Appleby's heritage via a history walk leaflet and heritage information boards.

The Foundation welcomes volunteers to help with these activities or with our museum.  Please get in touch if you want to know more.

LHC Extended group workingOur main community group on the heritage side is the Local History Café Extended Group.  The group meets monthly - sometimes for a talk, sometimes to work on a project - but always with tea, coffee and cake!  New members are welcome subject to space (we meet in  a relatively small room).  To express interest contact 

To learn more about the group and its activities see our LHC page.



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Volunteer Open Day 25th March 2023

Please come along and join us for our volunteer open day.


Thanks for your support for Local History Cafe

Thank you for voting for our project.

Tesco's funding in place now to support our Local History Café.


Vote for the History Cafe

We have been shortlisted for a public vote by Tesco's Bags of Help. Please vote during MArch and April to help us get the necessary funding to secure the Local History Cafe for our community.


Volunteer Project Co-ordinators needed, Local History Café

We are looking for two Volunteer Project Co-ordinators, starting in February 2018, to support Local History Cafes at Charnwood Museum in Loughborough and the Sir John Moore Foundation in Appleby Magna.