I found a sight that mentioned this area in Enland. Hers' the reply to my Q?
There is a book "Greenfield a Poem" writen c 1790 by the late Mr Bottomley of Saddleworth and published by Lieut Jas. Bottomley c. 1816 which tells the story of Alder and Alphin; "Men of deathless fame, to whom these mighty mountains owe their name, were ancient heroes, of gigantic race" also that Rimmon, the shepherdess, "was fair as morn, or roses blown".The poem goes on to tell how Alphin falls in love with Rimmon and, incensed by jealosy, is killed by Alder.In grief Rimmon then hurls herself from the rocks and the sylvan nymphs and swains "Her lifeless corse to Alphin's Hill conveyed, And in one grave these hapless lovers laid".
The book is quite rare but there are copies in Oldham Library who may be able to providea photocopy of the poem.
Strangely enough I am not aware of the surname Alphin ever being found in Saddleworth.
-----Original Message----- From: Bill Allphin Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:00 PM To: saddleworth-historical-society.org.uk Subject: FW: Story
>-----Original Message----- > From: Bill Allphin > Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 4:03 PM > To: saddleworth-historical-society.org.uk' > Subject: Story > > I stumbled upon the site and was taken aback. > > What's the story behindthe Alphin of Alphin and Fernley? > > Bill Allphin > Process Engineer > Klune Industries Inc. > Spanish Fork Division