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FONC Calendar 2015
January 17th History Summit February 6th Meeting February half-term Tours and Exhibition March 6th Meeting April 3rd Meeting TBC May 1st Meeting TBC June 5th Meeting July 3rd Meeting August 7th Meeting September 4th Meeting September HODS October 2nd Meeting November 6th Meeting December 4th AGM
Meetings are held at 6PM at the Castle Hill URC - all welcome! Knock at the side door!
- Transport Minister to be transported through time
- Northampton “Castle Green” one step closer with fab new Artists Impression.
- Demolition heralds milestone in creation of northampton heritage gateway
- Thomas Becket’s trial & escape from Northampton Castle: local theatre group to mark 850th anniversary
- Thomas Becket Talk, Commemorative Plaque and Holy Sepulchre Service
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The handover of keys at the new Northampton Railway station will take place on Monday 12th January and included in his tour of the station will be a presentation by Pixel Creative Technologies and the Friends of Northampton Castle. The … Continue reading
Happy New Year to all our friends, fans and followers! After extensive campaigning by FONC, 2015 should be the year we see Castle Green come into existence, enabling Northampton people and visitors to trace our history back for a thousand … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.