Category Archives: News

Chairs Address to AGM reviewing year 2016

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

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Easter Holiday Children’s Workshop 2017

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

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Spring Boroughs Voice Proposal

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

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Castles in the Air workshop!

Know anyone with primary school aged children? We have a date for the diary! Our popular free Castles in the Air workshop is back!

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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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