Events Programme

2020 Summer Programme cancelled

Winter Programme 2012/13


7th September
Understanding the Workplace: Archaeology and Industrialisation
Professor Marilyn Palmer
Marilyn Palmer is President of the Association of Industrial Archaeology and Emeritus Professor of Industrial Archaeology at University of Leicester. In her talk she will examine the impact of industrialisation on both people and their workplaces.

This is a joint meeting with the Historical Association and is free to both NIAG and HA members.

12th October
From Dream to Steam - The Tornado Story
John Rawlinson
Our speaker from the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust tells the story of how a brand-new A1 class steam locomotive Tornado was built, the 49 original locomotives designed by AH Peppercorn having been scrapped in the 1960s under BR's Modernisation Plan. At a cost of over £3 million, and taking almost 20 years to build, Tornado was completed in 2008.
9th November
NIAG Annual General Meeting
this will be followed at approximately 7.45 pm by
Maps of Cogenhoe & Whiston
Ted Barnes
Ted Barnes is the founder chairman of the Cogenhoe and Whiston Heritage Society which has been pursuing a unique project of collecting and researching all the maps ever produced of the two villages and thus tracing their history. Details of the industrial history of two Northamptonshire villages have emerged.
7th December
Restoration of the Iron Trunk Aqueduct
James Clifton
The Iron Trunk Aqueduct carrying the Grand Union canal across the River Great Ouse near Cosgrove has just celebrated its bicentenary by undergoing a restoration. James Clifton, the Enterprise Manager for British Waterways, will tell the history of this Scheduled Ancient Monument and describe the works undertaken to restore it.
11th January
Members' Evening
Our annual presentation by members of NIAG will as usual cover a diverse range of topics. There should be something to suit everyone! Members wishing to make a contribution are invited to contact Peter Perkins beforehand.
8th February
Abington Park Fencing
David Shrewsbury
David Shrewsbury tells the story of how, when Abington Park was created at the end of 19th Century, Northampton's Borough Engineer had the task of designing and procuring the metal fencing still partly in existence today. Northampton foundries tendered for the work but who was successful?
9th March
Evolution of the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire Shoe Industries
David Holmes
David is Chairman of the Leicestershire Industrial History Society and spent his working life in the shoe industry. In this talk he will compare how the industries evolved in Northants and Leicestershire and discuss the introduction of machinery into the industry.

Summer Programme

The Committee has organised a number of walks and visits during the summer months catering for all interests and abilities.

Unless stated otherwise these meetings take place on a Friday evening starting at 7:30 pm. Members should contact the appropriate organiser for any last minute changes to the arrangements.

We also welcome non-members who are interested in joining us on any of the walks or visits. Anyone intending to take part in these events should contact the Secretary to obtain further details.

Since most walks involve field footpaths, members and visitors should wear appropriate footwear.

NIAG gives formal notice that it makes arrangements for these events as Agents on behalf of each member attending and that no liability can be accepted by the Group for any injury, loss or inconvenience caused to any member in consequence of the event.


Archived summer programmes

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Winter Programme

Details of the Winter Programme will be available later in the year (August/September).


Archived winter programmes

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