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

Terry Deary’s True Ghost Stories

Adrian Oates

Do you believe in ghosts? The man behind Horrible Histories is back! A brand new adaptation of Terry Deary’s True Ghost Stories is hitting the stage, full of spine-chilling characters and ghastly ghosts from the past. Head back in time to a 1920s theatre, meet some cut-throats, unravel an ancient Roman curse, investigate the vanishing Victorian, and expose the Blonde … 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

Leo Green and Radio 2’s Sound of the 50’s

Adrian Oates

An exciting night with Saxophone Star and Broadcaster, Leo Green, along with his explosive band and singers. This is not an Oldies tribute show – there are no dodgy look-a-likes….this is two hours of fast paced incredible music that will have you singing and dancing! With a band that features the best musicians in the country, along with incredible singers, … 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

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

Heritage Family Fun Day

Adrian Oates

Heritage family fun day hosted by Rushden Town Council and Higham Town Council as part of The Nene Valley Festival 2022. Stalls, activities, a free open-top heritage bus tour and 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