Steam Driver Experience

Adrian Oates

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. … Read More

Steam Driver Experience

Adrian Oates

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. … Read More

Model Weekend

Adrian Oates

Our annual model weekend will be held on Sat 24th – Sun 25th September 10am – 4pm. Come along & be amazed at the range of superb models. Static through to working, steam & radio controlled Tickets: Adult £5 Concession £4.50 Child £3 Family £14

St Matthew’s Church

Adrian Oates

The building was designed by a local architect, Matthew Henry Holding (1846-1910) in 13th century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew’s Day in 1891 and the church was dedicated in 1893 on St Matthew’s Day, 21 September. Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s commissioned, an outstanding succession of fine works of art. Moore’s sculpture … Read More

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Adrian Oates

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort dates back to between the 7th and 4th centuries BC. The internal rampart at Hunsbury appears to have been burnt down and vitrified – such forts are rare in England. Hunsbury Iron Age hill fort can be found in the middle of Hunsbury Hill Country Park. It is a scheduled monument currently on the “at … Read More

Northampton Classic Bus Rally and Running Day

Adrian Oates

A display of classic buses on the Market Square and regular FREE bus services using classic buses and coaches running from Drapery on routes in Northampton and the surrounding area. There will also be some sales stalls with transport related items. A selection of classic local and regional buses and coaches will be on display, some of which will run … Read More

Crusader Community Boating – River Nene

Adrian Oates

Discover the River Nene in Northampton on a two hour boat trip. The river trip will be on 17th & 18th September and will start from Becketts Park in Northampton town centre running both up and down stream. This trip has full access for wheelchair users. This event is not suitable for very young children. Well behaved owners with pets … Read More

The Old Savoy – The home of The Deco Theatre

Adrian Oates

The Deco Theatre, Northampton’s hidden gem, is host to a wide variety of shows, the Christmas pantomime, and many training events. Over recent years the theatre has thoroughly re-established itself and continues to grow from strength to strength. The Building first opened on Saturday 2 May 1936 in a blaze of publicity as “the Savoy”, described as “Northampton’s only super … Read More

St Matthew’s Church

Adrian Oates

The building was designed by a local architect, Matthew Henry Holding (1846-1910) in 13th century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew’s Day in 1891 and the church was dedicated in 1893 on St Matthew’s Day, 21 September. Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s commissioned, an outstanding succession of fine works of art. Moore’s sculpture … Read More

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Adrian Oates

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort dates back to between the 7th and 4th centuries BC. The internal rampart at Hunsbury appears to have been burnt down and vitrified – such forts are rare in England. Hunsbury Iron Age hill fort can be found in the middle of Hunsbury Hill Country Park. It is a scheduled monument currently on the “at … Read More