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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...

The Americans have seen it on TV now you can see it in person

An historic Northamptonshire stately home is opening its gardens for the summer after ensuring it is Covid-19 compliant. Tickets for summer Sundays in Holdenby House gardens went on sale this week. Visitors will be able to tour the beautiful gardens at...

What Charles Dickens thought of elections in Northants and our great unsung literary heroes

Northamptonshire is sadly not normally recognised for its literary connections. We have all heard of the brilliant Alan Moore, writer of V for Vendetta, Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the poets John Clare and John Dryden (Britain’s...
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Cobblers fall short on stormy, smoky night at Sixfields

The smoke filtered up into the Sixfields air, with rain teeming down, indicative of Cobblers’ season burning down to...
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