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Although events for this year have come to an end, there is still much to do for this busy working group of volunteers.
The drafting of a constitution for our group was the main item for discussion at this month’s meeting.
Our constitution is presented here. You may also download a copy of our constitution as a PDF. NAME: The name of this group shall be Friends of Northampton Castle; referred to hereafter as FONC. WHAT WE AIM TO DO: Raise … Continue reading
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
The big exciting news this month is that FONC’s idea and proposal for a Heritage Gateway is very near to becoming a reality as part of the official plan for Northampton’s future. Marie commenced the meeting with a warm welcome … Continue reading
Proposals to create a new park space next to Northampton’s railway station are set to be considered as part of the town’s Heritage Gateway project. The Heritage Gateway aims to celebrate the town’s rich history, with a focus on the … Continue reading
The Friends of Delapre Abbey were blessed with an absolute stunner of a bank holiday weekend for their huge heritage event. We counted at least fourteen local groups in attendance all with fascinating information stands, and we’re told that the … Continue reading
On Thursday 23rd May Dr Marie Dickie OBE from The Friends of Northampton Castle joined the George Row Business Club to give a brief history of the castle and to speak about the opportunities which are now there for the … Continue reading
Top of the agenda this month is how to secure funding for the many exciting and ambitious projects connected with our Northampton Heritage Gateway proposal and celebrations for the 850th anniversary of the Becket trial.
On May 25th and 26th 2013 between 12 and 4PM, local history groups and societies will be joining the Friends of Delapre Abbey to share their work, findings and interests. Highlights will include: