History

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

Blue Badge Guided Walk of Oundle

Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

Oundle

Start at 2.15pm. Walk will last 1.5 - 2 hours. Start at Market Place. A town all bilded in stone, an ominous well, good gracious grocers and whacky and worthy headmasters. Booking essential. Tel: 01832 742064.

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Farming Past & Present

Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 16, 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 15, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

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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Visit Irthlingborough

Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

St. Peter's Church Irthlingborough

10am – 4pm. Irthlingborough Town Council invites you to "Come Visit Irthlingborough" event. Visit St. Peter's Church and learn about the life of H E Bates. Get a unique view of Irthlingborough from the church tower and visit our Eco/Wildlife Fayre on Parsons Green.

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Rushden’s Historic Histories

Jun 16, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018

Rushden Greenway

11am–3pm. Free event Bring your phone and have a walk along the Greenway to find out more about Rushden’s hidden histories with an exciting new app. Rushden Greenway (between Rushden Transport Museum and Railway and Waitrose. www.nenescape.org

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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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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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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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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.

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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“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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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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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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