Issue 151 - Summer 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 153: 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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    • Adobe Illustrator™ (.ai),
    • windows metafile (.wmf), or
    • Visio™ (.vsd).

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Landrover taken at The British Motor Museum, Gaydon

©Jane Waterfield 2013


  • Final Winter reports of 2018/19:
    • Cable Cars of San Francisco
    • Members evening
    • Desborough Industrial & Provident Co-op Society
    • The Edge Hill Light Railway
  • Summer reports 2019:
    • The British Motor Museum at Gaydon
  • Shoe Book Reviews 2019
  • Walking in the footsteps of the Medicis
  • Super Canal Tunnels – Braunston and Blisworth
  • Northampton's Indian connection: The Fitzgerald Fountain, Mumbai
  • Updates:
    • The Drapery, Northampton
    • MV Balmoral
    • Daventry Canal Arm abandoned
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Northampton No 3 Signal Box
    • Plans afoot to pedestrianise City roads (London)
    • Electricity from Coal or not
    • The Bradlaugh Hall, Lahore – order to save building
  • News from around the County:
    • Northampton and Lamport Railway
    • Irchester Barclay moves to Lamport line
    • Shoemaker to double production at factory
    • 78 Derngate, Northampton named the winner of the 'Hidden Gem' Award
  • Of this and that including:
    • NIAG's Committee
    • Visit by the Worcestershire IALHS
  • Dates for the Diary
  • And Finally