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FONC Calendar 2014
April 4th Meeting April 5th Talk & Tour May 9th Meeting May 10th Talk & Tour June 6th Meeting July 4th Meeting July 12th Talk & Tour August 1st Meeting August 6th, 8th, 13th Museum Workshop September 5th Meeting September 11-14th Heritage Weekend October 3rd Meeting October 12th Thomas Becket Talk & Service November 7th Meeting December 5th AGM
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Category Archives: News
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
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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
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:
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
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