Events Programme

2018/19 Winter Programme starts on 12th October: History of Brickmaking in Bedfordshire

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.

Winter Programme

The Committee has organised a number of talks for the winter months catering for a wide range of interests.

These meetings will be held on a Friday evening in the Garden Room at St Matthews Church Hall, off Kettering Road Northampton (car park entrance in The Drive). Meetings commence at 7.30 pm and are free to NIAG members.

We welcome visitors to all our meetings; there is a charge of £2.00 per person per meeting.

Potential new members are always welcome at any of these meetings when you can join on the night.


Archived winter programmes


Summer Programme

Details of the Summer Programme will be available in the new year (April).


Archived summer programmes

For a summary, including images, of the summer events click here for the Photo Gallery page.

Click here to refresh the page.