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Thursday, September 29, 2022

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The Shipmans, Northampton’s tiny pub, gets amazing facelift before opening

So lovely to see the Shipmans getting a major renovation in Northampton town centre. This tiny pub (bigger on the inside, like a TARDIS) dates back to the 1700s, but has laid derelict as long as I can remember. It...

Tre Ventour asks if you can support Black Lives Matter and the monarchy in thought provoking essay

God Save the People: When will Black lives matter? “As they plundered, exploited and brutally controlled colonies and the people in them, all to enrich Britain as part of the growth of the capitalist project, colonialists swore by the racial...

English Civil War horsemen and guard of honour at historian Mike Ingram’s funeral in Northampton

A mounted Guard of Honour accompanied the stunning funeral procession of historian and NQ writer Mike Ingram in Northampton.   In bright winter sunshine, the cortege made its way down Park Avenue South to the Church of St Peter and...

In memory of Mike Ingram: an irreplaceable legend

Local treasure Morcea Walker, the queen of Northampton's carnival community, pulled me aside once and revealed conspiratorially to me: "You have one of my former pupils writing for your magazine..." I spent a few minutes trying to guess who she...

The boy from The Garibaldi

Have you heard of John Brown? No not the one who lies mouldering in the grave but Northampton’s own John Brown. Considering how he died less than 70 years ago it is surprising how quickly the people have forgotten...

Nene Valley Festival celebrates 5000 years of life along the river

As the tide of Covid 19 begins to turn and life returns to normal across the area, residents of Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond are invited to celebrate this year’s Nene Valley Festival from September 11 - 19. With more than...

Pictures reveal latest phase of £3million journey into Northamptonshire history

It's not always easy to peer back through the mists of time but the county archaeologists are certain of one thing at least - people have been living at Chester Farm near Irchester for 10,000 years. The long term heritage...

How the Engine Shed went the extra mile at the University of Northampton

A university lauded for its future-focused campus has won a coveted heritage award for keeping one foot firmly in the past. The University of Northampton opened the £330m Waterside campus in 2018, with its new home forgoing traditional lecture theatres...

What’s on at Delapre Abbey this Christmas?

Candlelit tours, a Christmas fair, wreath making and a host of festive workshops – step back in time and experience the magic of Christmas through the ages at Delapré Abbey, writes Jess Pilkington. The 900-year-old Northampton-based historic home has this...

Staying open through October

Pining for normality in locked down Britain will only bring us pain but adapting to a new normal - that has possibilities. Holdenby House has created a Covid-safe garden experience for its Sunday openings that proved extremely popular through the...
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