Northampton Branch

Meetings at Northampton are held at 7:30pm on the fourth Monday of every month except August. We have a varied program with speakers on family history, social and local history or sources of research. This is followed by refreshments and a chance to socialise or peruse the bookstall. We are a small, friendly branch and there are always members of the Executive Committee (and others) available to offer help and advice if required.

We meet at Weston Favell Parish Hall, on the corner of Wellingborough Road and Booth Lane and there is ample parking on site. The site is fully accessible for disabled visitors.

Branch Committee:   Keith Steggles;  Paul Boniface  &  Angela Scarsbrook
Contact:    northamptoninfo@northants-fhs.org     or   07758 208450

Northampton Branch Meetings

DateTitle / SubjectSpeaker
Dec
2017
NO MEETING
15 Jan
2018
My Family Heirloom Bring along a piece of memorabilia and tell us what you know about it.Members
19 Feb
2018
Pork Pie Heaven The history of the Irchester pork pie company of Parsons and sons LtdMr
Jon-Paul
Carr
26 Mar
2018
The Life and times of the Culworth Gang The story of a notorious gang of highwaymen from our county.Mr
David
Hewitt
16 Apr
2018
1950’s Food and the Housewife Our diet and its preparation at that time.Mrs
Eve
Bacon
21 May
2017
Old Newspapers and periodicals A much neglected source of information for family historiansDr Colin
Chapman
18 Jun
2018
Life in the Burroughs, Northampton’s’ East End (The area and life of part of Northampton now long gone)Kate Wills
16 JUl
2018
Queen Victoria’s Kids Birth, illegitimacy, Work Houses and Lying in Hospitals.Mr
Ian
Waller
AugustNO MEETING
17 Sept
2018
The Cole family of Weedon – migration to the US (The 9x Great Grandson of John & Frances Cole of Weedon discusses his research and the family emigration to America.)Bill Cole
15 Oct
2018
The Lives of Railway Navvy s The lifestyle & experiences of the manual labourers who built our network of railwaysJudy & Chris Rouse
19 Nov 2018Organising Research material on computers,
(John Hanson will be extending his expertise to the meeting, giving information and advice on how to organise their vital records. )
John Hanson

Northampton Other

DateTimeLocationTalk / ActivitySpeaker
Sunday 22nd October 2017
11am
to
4pm
Holdenby House
NN6 8DJ
Northamptonshire Day
A celebration of all that is best about our great County at one of its great Stately Homes.