Issue 150 - Spring 2019 now available

A quarterly newsletter keeps members informed of past, present and future events and is issued in January, April, July and October. Past issues are available at a small cost to include postage.

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 152: 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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Archimedes screw at Hardwater Mill

©Terry Waterfield 2018


  • EMIAC reports of 2018
    • EMIAC 94 - Electricity from Coal
    • EMIAC 95 - Keeping one in Suspenders
  • Final Summer reports for 2018:
    • Vulcan at Wellesbourne
    • Charlecote Mill, Warwickshire
    • Hardwater Mill
  • Winter Talks 2018/19:
    • Toys
  • How London Bridge ended up in Arizona
  • Updates:
    • Vulcan Works, Northampton
    • Daventry Canal Arm halted
    • Developer signs land deal for rail depot site off junction 15 of the M1
    • Extra cost of the A45 Flore Bypass due to Newts!
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Poetic return of the Night Train in era of ecommerce
  • News from around the County:
    • Brackley Central building - last ditch bid to save it
    • Eleanor Cross, Northampton, repair
    • Hawker Hunter Jet at Sywell
    • HRH Prince Charles visits Trickers - 2 reports
  • Of this and that including:
    • New Publication: <span class="refTitle">Edward Harrison Barwell</span> by Peter Perkins
    • The 2019 Summer Programme
    • Disturbance at meetings
    • Publications still available
  • Dates for the Diary
  • And Finally