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Chair’s address to Friends of Northampton Castle AGM 3rd February 2017 (Covering the year 2016) Significant events Probably the most significant event of 2016 was driven not by us but by the people of Spring Boroughs. This was the Neighbourhood … Continue reading
Friends of Northampton Castle are holding an ‘Easter Holiday Children’s Workshop’ to raise awareness of Northampton Castle. On Friday 7th April 10am -12noon At Abington Park Museum Cost; Free Primary school aged children who must be accompanied by a parent … Continue reading
We at FONC have long been campaigning for a Heritage Gateway, with the support of many townsfolk and local groups. Spring Boroughs Voice recently held a press conference to publicise their vision for the site, stating that “there has been … Continue reading
Review of the year The Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times” might well have applied to FONC this year. In last year’s address I was able to point to a number of products of our lobbying of the … Continue reading
CELEBRATING SUCCESS We have had a good deal to celebrate this year not least the spectacular success of Becket anniversary project. We have continued to provide a strong presence at history events, grown our school work and added a new … Continue reading
Know anyone with primary school aged children? We have a date for the diary! Our popular free Castles in the Air workshop is back!
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