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Transport Minister to be transported through time

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

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Northampton “Castle Green” one step closer with fab new Artists Impression.

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

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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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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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