Northampton

Northampton

The county town, in the very heart of England, has history screaming from every pore and a rich heritage, characterised by its medieval churches. Situated on the River Nene, the town prospered with the building of the Grand Union Canal and the arrival of the railway. The principal industry was boot and shoe making and leathercraft and, to this day, quality Northampton footwear is known the world over. Northampton is one of the greenest towns in the country, with beautiful parkland, and enjoys a thriving cultural scene centred upon the Royal & Derngate theatre and the Errol Flynn filmhouse. The National Lift Tower dominates the skyline and Northampton, home to some big names in motorsport, is the only town in the country to boast top-flight rugby, football and cricket teams.

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Charter Celebration Day - 29th June 2019

A day for all the family! Higham Ferrers is going back to medieval times to celebrate the restoration of our Town Charters. Do come along ...

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Yardley Hastings Open Gardens - 30th June 2019

14 Gardens will be open to delight and inspire, in aid of St Andrew's Church.  Cottage and more formal gardens, established and new planting, ...

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Porsche Rally - 30th June 2019

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Napoleonic Wars Skirmish and Living History Camp - 13th July - 14th July 2019

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Handlebards The tempest - 21st July 2019

Don’t miss ‘The Handlebards’ open air theatre at Deene Park. Join this all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ’The Tempest’ as ...

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Ghosts and Spectres of Old Northampton - 24th July 2019

Spratton Local History Society 7.00 pm guided tour with Ruth Thomas £3 per person. Meet outside Guildhall, Northampton Book in advance: 01604 820787

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Teddy Bears Picnic - 8th August 2019

"If you go down to the Gardens today, you’re sure of a big surprise… Little ones and their furry friends are invited to picnic ...

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Chapterhouse Theatre perform Cranford - 8th August 2019

Step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre this summer and find yourself whisked into the world of small-town life in Victorian England, as Elizabeth Gaskell’...

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Audi's in the Park - 11th August 2019

The Worlds biggest Audi event is back for more in 2019. Set in the grounds of a Northamptonshire stately home, Audis in the Park brings together ...

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Spratton Local History Society - 28th August 2019

Wednesday 28 August 2019 2.00 pm Visit to Stanford Hall, near Swinford, Leicestershire LE17 6DH. Self drive. Meet in forecourt for guided tour of house and garden at 2 ...

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Illusive Festival - 6th September - 8th September 2019

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Spratton Local History Society - 16th October 2019

Wednesday 16 October 2019 8.00 pm Village Hall “The History of Folk Music” Andrew Castley and 7 live performers £2 members. £3 non members

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Spratton Local History Society - 20th November 2019

“Kinky Boots” A talk by Steve Pateman £2 members. £3 non members

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Spratton Local History Society - 11th December 2019

Wednesday 11 December 2019 8.00 pm Village Hall “Theatres and Entertainment in Northampton ” a talk by Rob Kendall. Wine and mince pies. £2 members. £3 non members

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Alpine Garden Show - 18th April 2020

The Northampton branch of the Alpine Garden Society is holding its annual show and PLANT SALE on Saturday 18th April 2020 at Weston Favell Parish Hall. ...

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World Conker Championships - 13th October 2020

World Conker Championships Southwick October 13th 2020

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