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Northampton – Home Of The First Water Driven Cotton Mill

Northampton – Home Of The First Water Driven Cotton Mill

Not everyone knows that the first true cotton-mill was actually in Northampton. Mechanised cotton spinning began in 1738 when a Frenchman called Lewis Paul, working in Birmingham with the assistance of another engineer called John Wyatt invented and patented a machine...

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Recording your memories of the Coronavirus Epidemic

Recording your memories of the Coronavirus Epidemic

How will historians look back in years to come to how we coped during this outbreak? Why not record your experiences?Northamptonshire Archives is asking for help to record this information for future generations. Please see further details below.  Northamptonshire...

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The Early Years of Northampton Hospital

The Early Years of Northampton Hospital

As 2020 is the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and with our thoughts and support very much with the fantastic work of the NHS at this moment in time, it seemed appropriate to make our first post a look back at the early years of Northampton Infirmary. ...

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