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Demolition heralds milestone in creation of northampton heritage gateway

Work to demolish a vacant office block in Northampton’s town centre as part of the town’s Heritage Gateway project has started. Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton Borough Council, Friends of Northampton Castle, the Churches Conservation Trust and the University of Northampton … Continue reading

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Thomas Becket’s trial & escape from Northampton Castle: local theatre group to mark 850th anniversary

Northampton’s Masque Theatre are putting on a performance of “Becket” by Jean Anouilh to mark the 850th anniversary of the trial of Thomas Becket at Northampton Castle. The performance will at held at the Guildhall in the atmospheric Great Hall … Continue reading

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Thomas Becket Talk, Commemorative Plaque and Holy Sepulchre Service

The beautiful round church of the Holy Sepulchre. (image credit) On  Sunday 12th October, two days before the 850th anniversary of Archbishop Becket’s escape from the castle through the North Gate in 1164, the Holy Sepulchre Church will be hosting … Continue reading

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Meeting Report February 2014

Notes from FONC meeting February 2014 Planning is in full swing for our Spring Talks and Tours and also our Summer Museum exhibition on Becket at the Castle. Just two of the ways FONC is highlighting the 850th Anniversary of … Continue reading

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Meeting Report January 2014

A New Year and many exciting events and opportunities need planning in this 850th anniversary year of the trial of Thomas Becket at the Castle. It is full steam ahead for this small busy working group of volunteers.

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Annual Review 2013

The following is an edited version of the Annual Report delivered at our first AGM on the 6th December by our chairperson Dr. Marie Dickie OBE. 2013 was a very good year. The year included FONC providing a slick and … Continue reading

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Meeting Report October 2013

Although events for this year have come to an end, there is still much to do for this busy working group of volunteers.

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Meeting Report – September 2013

The drafting of a constitution for our group was the main item for discussion at this month’s meeting.

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Constitution of the Friends of Northampton Castle (FONC)

Our constitution is presented here. You may also download a copy of our constitution as a PDF.

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Meeting Report July 2013

Real treat for FONC members at this month’s meeting with Tim Upson Smith of Northampton Archaeology talking about the recent Castle Station dig. Castle Station Dig

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