Issue 147 - Summer 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 149: 30th November

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).
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    • windows metafile (.wmf), or
    • Visio™ (.vsd).

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American Indian ladies top seen in the National Leather Collection, Northampton

©Jane Waterfield 2018


  • Winter Talks 2017/18:
    • Northampton's Boot and Shoe Factory Heritage
    • Members' Night
    • History and operation of Steam Trams 1880-1926
  • Wish you were here? J Salmon postcards
  • Essential lynchpins
  • Updates:
    • Wolverton Works demolition project faces judicial review
    • The new freight terminal for Northampton?
    • Daventry Canal Arm 'sunk' by threat of unitary
    • 'Olivers' bakery – formerly Oliver Adams bakeries
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Th UK's tunnel record-breakers
    • Crossrail's tunnels below London
    • Railway Heritage Awards – Euston
    • Just a minute: time to correct error on historic clock
    • Phrase explained: Nineteen to the dozen
    • New lease and Euro cash for extension plan at Leighton Buzzard Light Railway
    • 50 Years Ago: Oxford-Bletchley and Bedford-Cambridge lines and St Pancras Station
    • Hot Water Street Lamps – Northampton
    • Tin miner goes to the well in the City
    • The 125 Group
  • News from around the County
    • Northampton and Lamport railway
    • Roman Heritage project at Irchester – Chester Farm
  • Of this and that including:
    • Obituary: Susan Ranson
    • New data protection
    • Imperial War Museum
  • Dates for the Diary
  • And Finally