The contents of Newsletters for 2014

Issue 132 Autumn 2014

wall painting on the former Drage shoe factory, Bozeat

©Jane Waterfield 2014

Contents:

  • EMIAC at Chesterfield
  • Summer Walks and Visits 2014:
    • Welford Canal
    • Delapre Park
    • Stockton Canal walk
    • Bozeat walk
  • Updates:
    • Northampton name change causes a fuss!
    • Justification for the name change to Northampton station
    • Wicksteed Park
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Re-use of a Nene valley quarry structure
    • Construction of a new facility at Cosworth Engineering
    • Marking the 40th Anniversary of Sundew's epic walk to Corby
    • Local Growth projects: South East Midlands
    • Daventry freight terminal expansion authorised
    • York National Railway Museum
    • Special collection wows the judges - Jeyes at Earls Barton
    • Jobs at risk at a printing firm - Timsons
    • Wind turbine for a quarry site
    • Firm supplies materials for war memorial
    • Of things to do with railways
  • Of this and that including:
    • EMIAC88 - Engineering in Northampton - cancellation
    • AGM and Committee
    • Number crunching
    • 10 things you didn't know about: Miles and traffic lights
    • Information sought
  • Dates for the diary
  • And Finally

Availability: out of print

Issue 131 Summer 2014

an internal window inside the old tram depot, Northampton

©Jane Waterfield 2013

Contents:

  • Winter Programme 2013/14:
    • Powering the Nation from your Rubbish Bin
    • The Lloyds of Corby
  • Summer Walks and Visits 2014:
    • Rothwell Church Bell Tower
    • Chester Farm
    • Rushden Boot and Shoe walk
  • Updates:
    • Northampton's new bus station
    • Former Bus depot - St James, Northampton
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Daventry Masts - further unformation
    • Horseman Statue on the Chronicle and Echo building
    • Road closure for demolition of bridges
    • Concrete chimneys
    • The shoe shop that is made to last
    • Kings Cross
    • Bid to renovate the St Edmunds site, Northampton
    • Massive grain store site plays a leading role in UK food supply
    • Historic shoe factory may come back to life
    • Forgotten underworld
    • Desborough Cross restoration
  • Of this and that including:
    • Summer programme - final walks
    • 100 years ago
    • Number crunching
    • 10 things you didn't know about: Twelfth Night and 100
  • Dates for the diary
  • And Finally

Availability: out of print

Issue 130 Spring 2014

an oil worker's helmet from the 1940s bearing the picture and name of Kelham Hall

©Jane Waterfield 2013

Contents:

  • Summer Walks and Visits 2013:
    • EMIAC 86 - Oils well that ends well
  • Winter Programme 2013/14:
    • History of the GEC Works, Rugby
    • Bradwell Mindmill
    • Appreciating Street Furbiture
    • Members Night:
      • Garratts in South Africa
      • Silk weaving
      • Rail over-bridge replacement in Rushton
  • Updates:
    • Then & Now: factory on corner of Bailiff St & Lorne Rd
    • Northampton's new station
    • Abington Street, Northampton
    • Phipps brewery back in Northampton town
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Street to be reopened to vehicles next April
    • Hunsbury Hill fire damage
    • Archaeology team digs in for museum
    • Fire Museum bid scrapped
    • County's footwear history on-line
    • Rail group expects new line to be installed
    • Classic gasometers to go?
    • Do not alight here!
    • Snibston Colliery Museum in danger
    • Monuments needing watching
  • Of this and that including:
    • Number crunching
    • 10 things you didn't know about: Balls and Numbers
    • Church's Shoes and Wicksteed Lake
  • And Finally

Availability: out of print

Issue 129 Winter 2014

a pillar capital seen in St Peter's Church, Northampton

©Jane Waterfield 2013

Contents:

  • Summer Walks and Visits 2013:
    • Cranford West Ironstone
    • 2Cosgrove Aqueduct
    • Royal Gunpowder Mills
    • Boot & Shoe Quarter walk: Part 3
    • Oxford Canal, Aynho
    • Castle heritage Project Trail
    • Timsons
  • News items and updates:
    • Wicksteed Play Equipment
    • Northampton's Bus Station(s)
    • Turnell's Mill, Wellingborough
    • The Old Foundry at Deanshanger
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Queen Anne Organ restoration
    • Engine shed to become a Gym
    • Family restaurant to shut
    • Railway line could become a new walking or cycle path
    • Delapre Abbey gets £3.2m grant
    • Dr Martens sold for £300m
    • Heritage at Risk Register
  • Of this and that including:
    • AGM and Treasurer's report
    • Obituary: John Irving
  • And Finally

Availability: out of print