Issue 149 - Winter 2019 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 151: 31st May

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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Clock, St Mary the Virgin Church, Higham Ferrers

©Jane Waterfield 2018


  • Summer Walks and Visits 2018 continued:
    • Wellingborough ironstone walk
    • Higham Ferrers
    • Decorative ironwork in Northampton walk
    • Irchester Country Park and narrow gauge railway
    • Rail Tour: Faversham and the Kent coast
  • Waitrose and the new CNG Fuels depot at Junction 16
  • Shoe book reviews
  • Updates:
    • Blisworth Depot
    • Kilsby Tunnel
    • Wolverton Works appeal thrown out by High Court - 2 reports
    • Church's Shoes expansion into former Bus Depot - Northampton
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Bank Underground Station, London - 2 reports
    • The Bouncing Bomb gfound on a Kent beach
    • 'Turing Cult' has obscured the role of Polish codebreakers
    • Narrowboat sinks near Tooley's boatyard, Banbury
    • Historic Ballater station rises from the ashes
  • News from around the County:
    • Corby bridge closure extended
    • 50 years ago - Kings Cliffe
    • Pitsford & Brampton Railway
  • Of this and that including:
    • The 180th Anniversary of Roade Cutting
    • The Studies Collection at the Central Library
    • The 2018 AGM
    • Committee request
  • Dates for the Diary
  • And Finally