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History

Thomas Becket vs the King of England: the trial of the millennium held in Northampton

Mike Ingram takes us step by step through the trial that shook the nation when the church took on the state at Northampton Castle Northampton has always been a place of Kings and Queens. It was in the town that...

The man who recreates Northampton’s lost landmark buildings

Many of Northampton's lost landmark buildings have been recreated in amazing detail by a model railway enthusiast. (Pictures by Dave Ikin) The old Victorian Emporium arcade replaced by the Grosvenor Centre and many other scenes from the town centre, such as...

Discover Northampton’s hidden history

Historian Mike Ingram is offering guided tours of the historic heart of Northampton. In medieval times the town was an important trade centre and a seat of government where monarchs took many of the decisions that form the waypoints of...

Earl Spencer travels Europe with Boris Johnson and other stories from Althorp Literary Festival

Shirley Jones' uniquely forensic reflections on the Northamptonshire literary festival which gives us grandeur relaxed... How can anybody fit into this?  A thought commonly held of living in small spaces, but which occurred to me  when visiting Althorp for its...

Skegvegas taught me how to put on a show

Northampton bluesman Eric Whitehouse shares his memories of seaside holidays and what a summer in Skegvegas taught him about showbusiness... Recently, my lovely Annie and I took a nostalgic limp down Memory Lane to revisit, for a few days, a...

Notorious Northamptonshire the home of naughty

Mike Ingram tells how the lawlessness of medieval Northamptonshire led to it becoming a centre for experiments in fighting crime... Today, headlines like “Knife crime hits record high in England and Wales as violence soars” emblazon newspapers across Britain. But...

New shoe factory sited in Northampton because our skills cannot be copied

The first new shoe factory for years has been opened in Northampton by Foster and Sons. The high end boot and shoemaker of Jermyn Street, London, is aiming to create top quality ready to wear shoes using the skills of...

How do you fix a hospital that is ‘the worst in the Kingdom for a Recepticle of sick people’?

The 225th anniversary of Northampton General Hospital passed in September, Julia Corps of Northampton Heritage Hunters looks at its early beginnings...              The new Northampton Infirmary was opened 225yrs ago in September 1793. It was...

Heritage Day takes a journey into Northampton’s past

Karin Johnstone took advantage of Heritage Open Day to discover more about a church made with stones from Northampton Castle... It’s a gloomy day in Northampton town centre but Rebecca Jayne’s crystal-clear voice singing ‘We’ll meet again, don’t know where...

Delapré Abbey revives Bouverie fete

Delapré Abbey is reviving a traditional fete run by its former owners. The Abbey has released the following statement detailing its plans: Calling all creative bakers and jam makers, Delapré Abbey is bringing back the traditional village show to the...
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Northampton Pride 2022 in full swing with huge turnout in town centre

A sunny, fun-filled day for all showed Northampton at its best #NorthamptonPride22 Northampton did itself proud this weekend with...
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