Issue 145 - Winter 2018 now available

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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 146: 28th February

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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:

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    • Rich text format (.rtf) or
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Inside the John Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough

©Jane Waterfield 2017


  • Summer Walks and Visits 2017 - continued
    • Finedon Ironstone walk
    • John Taylor Bell Foundry, Loughborough
    • To Leeds and back - the 2017 rail tour
    • Earls Barton walk
    • Wellingborough Railway walk
  • Braunston top lock and pump house
  • Articles
    • Collyweston Tiles - a new lease of life
    • The Curfew Tower Bells - Windsor Castle
  • Updates:
    • The Catesby Tunnel project
    • Question marks over the proposed freight plan
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Power station to be refurbished
    • Big Ben - the £29m four-year facelift
    • J Salmon - postcard manufacturer
    • J Salmon - country's oldest postcard manufacturer closes
    • Another report on J Salmon
  • News from around the County
    • A45 Flore bypass
    • Volvo (Daventry) to take on apprentices
  • Of this and that including:
    • EMIAC 93 held at NTAR in October
    • 2017 AGM matters
  • Dates for the Diary
  • And Finally