The contents of Newsletters for 2016

Issue 139 Summer 2016

William Green's first factory, built 1874, High Street, Rushden

©Ron Whittaker 2014

Contents:

  • Winter Talks reports:
    • Members' Evening
      • Rural industry in Northern Laos
      • Northants footwear manufacturers and the 21st century
      • V2 bunkers in France
    • London Shoe Manufcaturers in Northampton
    • Renewable Energy
  • Articles
    • Reflections in a Bus Driver's Mirror - Albert George Wilkins (1909-89)
  • Updates:
    • Britannia Works, Deanshanger
    • St Edmunds Hospital, Northampton
    • Rail Depot, Milton Malsor / Blisworth
    • Snibston Discovery Park
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Birmingham's New Street Station
    • Shoe firm opens stateside store - Grensons
    • Former gasholder site, Northampton
    • Delapre Abbey, Northampton (1)
    • Delapre Abbey, Northampton (2)
    • Transport charity's bid to extend track
    • Plans for more railway tracks - Kettering
    • Petition against change to design of new rail bridge
    • Kelmarsh Hall - restoration of decor
  • Of this and that including:
    • Obituary: John Smith
  • Dates for the diary
  • And Finally

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Issue 138 Spring 2016

The weather vane on top of the gazebo protecting the haystack boiler at Swannington

©Jane Waterfield 2015

Contents:

  • Summer Walks and Visits of 2015 continued:
    • EMIAC at Swannington
  • Winter talks:
    • Spitfires over Castle Bromwich
    • Restoration of Wooden canal Boats
    • Mind the Gap
  • Updates:
    • Wicksteed Park (1)
    • Wicksteed Park (2)
    • Old Midland Railway Shed
    • New use for Midland Railway shed at Northampton
    • Wolverton Works - a rethink on plans to demolish
    • Hopes fading for St Edmunds Hospital, Northampton
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Wild Weather
    • Cool view of global warming
    • London - Mount Pleasant
    • Stoke Bruerne locks
    • Proposed new rail depot
    • Meanwhile at DIRFT
    • Nene Past Trust
    • Daventry's Canal Boatlift
    • Northampton was never a serious WCML contender
    • Sywell scraps the 2016 airshow
    • Northampton canal Arm's lock gates repaired
    • Northampton & Lamport extension move
    • Developers criticised for errors
  • Railway Tales of Yesteryear
    • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
    • Kilsby Tunnel closed for drainage
  • Of this and that including:
    • 2016 walks and visits
    • Request for information - Barwell & Haggar
  • Dates for the diary
  • And Finally

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Issue 137 Winter 2016

model of Euston Arch seen in the National Railway Museum, York

©Jane Waterfield 2015

Contents:

  • Summer Walks and Visits of 2015 continued
    • Thorpe Malsor ironstone walk
    • Rail Tour 2015
    • Rushden Boot and Shoe walk
    • Historic boats at Braunston
    • Tooley's boatyard, Banbury
    • King's Cross and St Pancras - 2015 visit
    • Heckington Mill and Dogdyke pumping station
  • Updates:
    • Delapre Abbey
    • National Training Academy for Rail - Siemens
  • Miscellany of Items of Interest:
    • Bid to extend heritage line - Northampton & Lamport Railway
    • Former power station reduced to rubble
    • Irchester Country Park heritage railway project on track
    • Heritage Plan bid for £5,000 - Heritage Centre
    • New gas plant for St James, Northampton
    • Railfreight train named after a rugby team
    • Woodford Halse - former railway yard
    • Wanstead - Nene Valley Railway
  • Of this and that including:
    • 2015 AGM matters
    • A new book on brewing
    • Historic Harbour Cranes needing help
  • Winter Programme
  • Dates for the diary
  • Advance notice about summer programme
  • And Finally

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