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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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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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Proposal for Northampton Heritage Gateway revealed

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

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Sun Shines Brightly for Delapre Abbey Heritage Weekend

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

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George Row Business Club Talk

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

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Delapre Abbey Local and Community History Weekend

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:

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Happy New Year!

We have had an amazing 2012, with a growing base of volunteer members, over 20,000 pages viewed on our website, and serious progress on our Heritage Gateway proposal, culminating with the council offering a contract worth £15,000 for a feasibility … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Rattlers at St Peter’s

For the third year running, the Prince of Wales Rattlers are returning to St Peters Church Marefair to put on their famous Christmas concert – music, laughter and audience participation guaranteed! The concert begins on Sunday December 23rd 2012 at … Continue reading

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Battles of Northampton Talk at St Peters

The Friends of St Peters and the Churches Conservation Trust have teamed up with Mike Ingram from the Battlefields Trust, who will be delivering a talk all about the battles of Northampton. The talk will take place at the beautiful … Continue reading

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Castle Station Evaluation Trench

A trench has been dug in the car park of Northampton Castle Station to evaluate what archaeology, if any, remained under the surface. This is the first archaeological dig on the castle site since 1965, and the first ever in … Continue reading

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