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  • Olympic Torch makes its way across Northamptonshire (video)

    Olympic Torch makes its way across Northamptonshire (video)

    The Olympic torch set off from Weedon Road in Northampton as it began its journey through the East of England. The first county torch bearer is 34 year old Julia Thornton, a fund raising amateur marathon runner from Stony Stratford. These are the sorts of images that will appear in history books in the future. [...]

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  • Montague Jeffery expands after more than 80 years on Giles Street

    Montague Jeffery expands after more than 80 years on Giles Street

    I was very pleased yesterday to see that Montague Jeffery is expanding its premises after being on their current site for 81 years.  In this economic downturn we expect stores to be closing, not extending their premises to bring us more of their wares.  Whilst I don’t like to blatantly advertise…  I have had the pleasure of being looked [...]

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  • 550 Years since the Battle of Northampton (1460)

    550 Years since the Battle of Northampton (1460)

    On July 10th 1460, King Henry VI selected Northampton’s Delerpre Abbey as their defensive position against a Yorkist army lead by the Earl of Warwick.  What transpired was a battle that lead to the capture of the King.  To find out more you can visit a number of sites with more detail (until we create [...]

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  • Tornado passes through Northampton Station!

    Tornado passes through Northampton Station!

    The fabulous Peppercorn ‘A1′ steam locomotive passed through Northampton Station on the 22nd May 2010.  The last original A1 was scrapped in 1966, but now a brand new A1, the 60163 Tornado has been brought to life and is touring the country. Costing a huge £3m to build this incredible engineering feat was the brainchild [...]

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  • Northamptons own 1947 Double Decker passes MOT!

    Northamptons own 1947 Double Decker passes MOT!

    History is something that must be preserved and cherished, and sometimes this takes a lot of time, effort and of course money.  One group in Northampton are preserving this fine example of transport in Northampton with this 1947 Daimler CVG 6 double decker bus.  It worked on the local bus routes covering 620,790 miles within [...]

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