History

Bursting with heritage attractions, the Nene Valley is the perfect place to expand your mind and delve into the past.

Peterborough Scribes Exhibition - ‘Another Word in your Eye'

Jul 2, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018

Peterborough Cathedral Visitor Centre

Until Wednesday 26th September. Exhibition room at the Cathedral Visitor Centre. Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. 11am to 4pm on Sundays. Times may be subject to change – please check before visiting. An exhibition of contemporary calligraphy by Peterborough Scribes – a calligraphy group now in its 29th year which includes professional and amateur calligraphers who meet monthly to share ideas. Instrumental in reviving and promoting this ancient craft, the Scribes enjoy developing historical alphabets as well as the more modern styles, and work in a variety of media.

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Tim Peake's Spacecraft Overnight Offer

Aug 11, 2018 - Nov 5, 2018

Park In by Radison

Special Bed & Breakfast rates available with Park Inn by Radison situated 450m from the Cathedral. National Express is also offering 20% off travel to Peterborough to see the exhibition. Find out more and book via the National Express website.

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Jeye's of Earls Barton Exhibition

Sep 1, 2018 -

Jeyes

Fall head over heels with this uplifting true story of an Earls Barton shoe factory and the real story behind those Kinky Boots. A foot - loose and fancy free exhibition showcasing Northamptonshire's heritage of the boot and shoe industry. Exhibition opens in September!

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The Kinky Boots Story - Steve Pateman Talk and Book Signing

Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

Jeyes of Earls Barton

Tickets £15.00 per person which includes: 7pm Drinks and nibbles in the walled garden. 8pm The Real Story of Kinky Boots from Steve Pateman. 9pm Book Signing & Cheese Board. Booking Essential - Limited availability Buy tickets from Jeyes of Earls Barton or contact annajeyes@yahoo.com 07799404461.

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Guided Tours of Rushden Hall

Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018

Rushden Hall

Enjoy a guided tour of Rushden Hall, which was associated with officers of Higham Park or Castle and later with John of Gaunt, son of Edward III. Tours at 2pm and 3pm. Free. T: 01933 314787 info@rushdenmuseum.co.uK

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Lyveden Toddle & Explore

Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018

Lyveden New Bield

11am-12.30pm. Booking is essential as places are limited. Please wear suitable clothing for weather. £2 per child. Normal admission applies for adults (£6.80 for non-members). Enjoy outdoor fun, crafts and adventure for under 5's. T: 01832 205158 www.nationltrust.org.uk/lyveden

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Rushden Museum

Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018

Rushden Hall Park

Gain an insight into the town’s history with a visit to the museum. 1.30pm – 4pm. Free. www.rushdenmuseum.co.uk

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AN Wilson Lecture: What are Churches For?

Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018

All Saint's Church, Northampton

7pm. Free of charge. Please email g.layservices@gmail.com to book your place.

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Wellingborough Museum - History Walk

Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018

Wellingborough Museum

11am - 1pm. Visit the site of the old zoopark which closed in 1970, and see where the monks ruled the town and where the great fire of Wellingborough started. Free. Booking advisable but not essential. T: 01933 276838 E: wellingboroughmuseum@msn.com

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National Leather Collection Workshop

Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018

Grosvenor Centre

An introduction to leather and the National Leather Collection with a lecture and workshop session. 1pm-2pm. Free 15 minute lecture. 45 minute workshop to make a bookmark or keyring. £3 per person. T: 01604 745681 www.nationalleathercollection.org

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The Writing on the Wall

Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018

Lyveden

11am – 4pm. Normal admission applies (£6.80 for non-members). Lyveden’s graffiti spans over 400 years of history and reveals how the enigmatic building has attracted visitors from all walks of life for centuries. Our graffiti project volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to talk about the historic markings on the walls of the New Bield at Lyveden, how we record the graffiti, and how we might present these stories to visitors. T: 01832 205158 www.nationltrust.org.uk/lyveden

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Blue Badge Guided Walk of Warmington

Sep 20, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018

Warmington

2.15pm. Start. Free event. Learn more about a venerable oak near a green man, a beautiful church with warts, eagles, eggs and eels. Walk will last from 1.5 - 2 hours. Booking essential. Tel: 01832 742064.

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Flag Fen Tour

Sep 20, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018

The Droveway, Northey Road

Discover the fascinating history of Flag Fen, including some of the site’s most significant finds and its wider importance in Bronze Age Archaeology. 11.30am & 2pm. 11.30am only on Saturday. Tours included in site admission price. Adults £6. T: 01733 864468 www.vivacity-peterborough.com

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Wellingborough Museum - History Walk

Sep 20, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018

Wellingborough Museum

11am - 1pm. Free. Revisit the historic shops which used to be in the town centre , Wellingborough’s market and the parish church. Booking advisable but not essential. T: 01933 276838 E: wellingboroughmuseum@msn.com

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Back Roads Through Middle England

Sep 21, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018

St Peter’s Church, North Street, Oundle. PE8 4EE

7.45pm. £8 (£6), £1 off early bird tickets. Author Andrew Bibby talks about his book “Back roads through middle England” describing his eight-day cycle ride across the UK, pedalling the 430 miles from the Dorset coast to the Humber. T: 01832 274734 or visit website for details.

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Dr Janina Ramirez - The World in a Hazelnut: Medieval Wisdom and Mysticism

Sep 21, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018

Peterborough Cathedral Visitor Centre

7.30pm. Mediaevalist and TV presenter Dr Janina Ramirez invites us into the fascinating world of mediaeval ideas and spirituality – not least their ideas about our place in the natural world, and what we can learn from them for our own day and age.Tickets: £12, £10 concessions (includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink). Book online via Peterborough Cathedral’s page at Oundle Box Office, or call the BoxOffice on 01832 274734, or Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.

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Blue Badge Guided Walk of Ecton

Sep 21, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018

Ecton

2.15pm start. Free event. A favoured spot, blacksmiths and bells, litotes and literacy, pews, Palmers and presidents. Walk will last from 1.5 - 2 hours. Booking essential. Tel: 01832 742064.

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“Come and meet the Settlers"

Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018

Stanwick Lakes

10.30am – 4pm. Admission free (car park charges apply). Over the past 5,000+ years, Stanwick Lakes has been home to successive Settlers, from Neolithic through to Medieval. Find out how they lived and worked , with hands-on opportunities for everyone such as pottery, cookery, archaeology, archery, trails, ‘fashions’, and wattle & daub. T: 01933 625522 www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

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Farming Past & Present

Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

Oundle Museum

Saturday 11am – 5pm and Sunday 2pm-5pm. This exhibition provides a fascinating look at the agricultural activities based in and around Oundle through the ages. Free. Donations welcome.

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Hidden Heritage Tour

Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018

Start from Peterborough Museum

PE1 1LF. 2pm. Turn up or pre-book. Your entertaining guide to the fascinating andundiscovered past of Peterborough – from earliest times, to the secrets of the Saxon abbey and Cathedral precincts, to the modern city. Tour starts outside Peterborough Museum. Adults £5 / under 16’s £3. T: 01733 864663. www.vivacity-peterborough.com

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900 Voices - Inspired by the River Nene

Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

Market Square, Peterborough

One to One Development Trust and Nenescape are collecting the voices of 900 people who have connections to the River Nene. Come and see them to give your contribution at the Nene Valley Festival AT Peterborough Market Square on 23 September #900VoicesNene.

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Lyveden Discovery Tour

Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

Lyveden

11am start. Normal admission applies (£6.80 for non-members). Booking recommended as places are limited. Join tour guides for a journey of discovery around the garden at Lyveden. Learn how Sir Thomas planned and constructed his symbolic lodge and garden, and uncover more of his hidden secrets. Tour last approximately 1.5 hours. T: 01832 205158 www.nationltrust.org.uk/lyveden

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