Issue 146 - Spring 2018 now available

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Copy material

Our editor, Jane Waterfield, is always on the look-out for articles and topics about the lost industrial heritage in Northamptonshire. Regular topics are reports on the Winter lectures and the summer walks and visits, which cover a wide range of topics and places.


Copy date for issue 148: 31st August

Guidelines for articles

Articles should be no longer than about 900 words. If the subject matter is considered to be of special interest and, in the author's opinion, warrants a longer article, the author is advised to discuss the matter with the editor prior to submission.

Photographs and/or drawings are always welcome to accompany the article and should be supported with appropriate captions. If not the author's own work, the source of any graphic material should be fully referenced and acknowledged.

Submission may be either by post or by email:

  • When sending material through the post, it should be sent first class, especially if it contains photographs, slides or other graphic material. Photographs and slides will be returned after use.
  • Articles sent electronically should be sent in one of the standard formats:
    • Word™ (.doc),
    • Rich text format (.rtf) or
    • Plain text (.txt).
  • Images and other graphical data should be sent as separate individual attachments: images should be no larger that 250,000 pixels in JPEG format (.jpg); vector data should be in one of the recognised formats:
    • Adobe Illustrator™ (.ai),
    • windows metafile (.wmf), or
    • Visio™ (.vsd).

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Cast-iron gates at the Old Cemetry, Southampton produced by Barwell & Co in 1845

©Peter Perkins 2017


  • Summer Walks and Visits 2017
    • London Transport Museum
    • Avro Vulcan XM655, Wellesbourne
  • Winter Talks 2017/18:
    • History of Railway Signalling Control Development
    • A brief history of Wicksteed Park
  • Articles
    • The Great Westminster Ding-Dong
  • Updates:
    • Greyfriars, Northampton
    • Vulcan Works, Northampton
    • Turnell's Mill, Wellingborough
    • The former LNWR works at Wolverton
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Crossrail work at Paddington reveals Brunel's GWR engine shed
    • Anniversary years
    • French can put the UK on the right track
    • English style railway signals in Spain
  • News from around the County
    • Next stop Paris for Barker shoes
    • Kettering-Corby electrificatuion works starts – two reports
    • Rail group bids to block town link road plan (Northampton)
    • New industrial park on the cards
  • Of this and that including:
    • Winter meetings – refreshments
    • Membership of Northamptonshire Heritage Forum
  • Dates for the Diary
  • And Finally