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History

The 15 Collingwood feel: part Italian – part Magpie

15 Collingwood interiors shop, selling vintage furniture, ceramics and glassware, handmade jewellery and contemporary artwork was started in 2013 by brothers Franco and Rocco Catalano, both born and bred in Northampton but with Italian heritage and a shared love...

The Hog, the Dog and the Cat

Why the Rose of the Shires should be the Shire of the Roses

Christmas at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh House

It’s Christmas and, once again, 78 Derngate will be decorated in the traditional way it would have been at the time the Bassett-Lowke’s lived here.  From early November until our season ends on Sunday, December 17th, some rooms in...

Cafe and community are key for Vintage Retreat

Paula of Vintage Retreat recounts the story of the emporium's journey from idea to reality... Like Alan Moore, an elephant is a well-known resident of Spring Boroughs…If you look up at the sky, somewhere between the tiptoeing towers of St...

Who is standing guard over our heritage?

Northampton. Once upon a time, it was one of the most important towns in England with a history few other English towns can boast. It was a place where national decisions were made, and a place where kings and...

Leather at Lunchtime free lecture series

The National Leather Collection is hosting a series of free lunchtime lectures this week revealing the history of leathercraft. The NLC, housed above the Grosvenor Centre (via the Market Square entrance), contains an eclectic mix of historical leather artefacts, from...

Pictures from Remembrance Sunday in Northampton

Photographer Dave Ikin captured these scenes at the All Saints Remembrance Sunday Service. Father Oliver Coss officiated after a procession from The Guildhall led by Northampton Mayor Cllr Gareth Eales.

The story of the rise of the Richardson Group

Colin Richardson looks back at the changing history of one of the most well known family businesses in the town... The Richardson Group is currently best known for The Charles Bradlaugh, The Picturedrome, The Church Restaurant, The Old White Hart...

Alan Moore will scrap plan to shoot TV series in Northampton if libraries are closed

Alan Moore said he will scrap plans to shoot a TV series in Northampton if plans to close the majority of the county's libraries go ahead. The writer and film-maker - who has endured an unfair reputation as a recluse...

The Gunpowder Plot in Northamptonshire

Mike Ingram takes a forensic look at history's most famous terror plot and how it was very much a Northamptonshire conspiracy... Everyone knows Bonfire night, but just who and what are we remembering? We all know the name Guy Fawkes,...
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When the River Nene looks like a lawn…

Is it just me? Lakes and rivers didn't look like this when we were kids. Summer is here and...
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