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Newton

NEWTON REBELS THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2023   A small group of us met up at the delightful Dovecote Buttery at Newton Nr Geddington for refreshments and a chat, before our tour with Kam, our guide was there to greet us.  Some of us had met Kam before on his...

Kelmarsh Hall

Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens 19th June 2023   It doesn’t seem possible that a week has passed since our history group visit to Kelmarsh Hall and gardens. Tuesday the 13th of June was a perfectly warm and sunny day and we were greeted on the lawn by Donna who...

Drayton House

DRAYTON HOUSE VISIT LOWICK, NEAR THRAPSTON WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL 2023   In a quiet, tucked away area of Northamptonshire lies Drayton House, hidden, mysterious, rarely open, guarding its secrets across more than 700 years. Drayton resembles a small fortified village in a parkland setting. The original core of the...

HISTORY OF THE WAR GRAVE COMMISSION

HISTORY OF THE WAR GRAVE COMMISSION 21st March 2023   The history group met at the historic Crown Inn at Elton for a talk of the history of the War Grave Commission, presented by Stewart McGeoch (better known as our wonderful postman). Stewart is passionate on the upkeep and awareness...

The Culworth Gang

THE CULWORTH GANG WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY 2023 Our first get together of 2023 took us to the Queens Head at Nassington where we all met up to hear about the Culworth Gang. Our speaker, Richard Blacklee, has extensively researched the story of a gang of men who stole and burgled...

Chester House and the ARC

VISIT TO CHESTER HOUSE, LITTLE IRCHESTER, WELLINGBOROUGH ‘The Chester House Estate is a nationally significant heritage site, being one of the few places in the country which can demonstrate over 10,000 years of human activity. The unique selling point of The Chester House Estate is summed up in the words...

Crowland Abbey

Well, what a wonderfully warm and sunny September day we had for our history group tour to Crowland or Croyland Abbey. Fifteen of our members congregated outside this magnificent building before being greeted inside the Abbey with tea, coffee and biscuits. We were then introduced to our tour guide...