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West Northamptonshire Heritage Open Days 2021 Friday 10 to Sunday 19 September

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Welcome to Heritage Open Days Discover West Northamptonshire’s history during Heritage Open Days West Northamptonshire has a long and varied history spanning thousands of years and has played a key part in shaping England as we know it today. Some of the places which form part of our story will open to the public for free during Heritage Open Days, taking place this year between 10 and 19 September. As in past years, vintage buses will transport visitors between several of the venues, and the bus rides alone are a real treat for young and old alike. Coronavirus has had an impact on our ability to enjoy events like Heritage Open Days during the past year and more, so it’s wonderful to be able to offer this opportunity again for 2021. You’ll be able to find out about the 1460 Battle of Northampton – part of the Wars of the Roses – and the significance of Hardingstone’s Eleanor Cross. You can also learn some of the secrets of Delapre Abbey’s Walled Garden, and the abbey itself is offering free entry for a day, alongside a trip down memory lane with some classic cars. If historic transport floats your boat, consider Abington Park Museum’s Transport Day, or take a relaxing cruise along the Grand Union Canal from Blisworth with Crusader Community Boating. Daventry Museum is taking part with a range of displays including a focus on ‘Edible England’, this year’s Heritage Open Days theme. Of course, if art and culture are your thing, we have you covered with opportunities to visit the Charles Rennie Mackintosh house at 78 Derngate, The Old Savoy, or Royal and Derngate. The fascinating Jeyes of Earls Barton is joining us again this year, and what would the event be without some of our fascinating churches and their hidden details. It might be worth packing some lunch to take along, not just for you but for William the shire horse who is partial to carrots and apples. There’s something for everyone, so get out there, explore and enjoy.

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100+ Years of United Counties, Market Square, Northampton

Sunday 19 September

September 24 marks 100 years of the United Counties Omnibus Company being registered. To celebrate the centenary, former United Counties buses will be on display, with some buses running historic town service routes. Bus rides are free but please note these are old buses which are not fully accessible and we are not able to accommodate wheelchairs and buggies. We regret that dogs cannot be carried apart from registered assistance dogs.

Event Times - No booking required 19 September: 10am to 4pm

60 Miles by Road or Rail pop-up, Grosvenor Centre, Union Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2EW Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September The 60 Miles by Road or Rail project is to explore and record the hidden histories, stories and experiences of Northampton and Corby’s New Town Heritage. Join a team of local artists and explore this pop-up heritage exhibition in the Grosvenor Centre. A large floor map of Northampton will fill part of the space, where visitors can add their memories of moving to and living in Northampton.

Event Times - No booking required 10 September: 10am to 4pm, 11 September: 10am to 5pm, 12 September: 11am to 4pm 15 September: 10am to 4pm, 16 September: 10am to 4pm, 17 September: 10am to 4pm 18 September: 10am to 4pm, 19 September: 11am to 4pm

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Heritage Showcase 2021 Sheep Street, Northampton, NN1 2LY

Saturday 11 September to Sunday 12 September The world-famous Holy Sepulchre Church, 1100AD, is Northampton’s oldest standing building. The completion of restoration over 27 years at a cost of £1.3 million leaves the building in pristine condition. Building tours explore the long history of this iconic building, recognised as a national treasure and of international significance.

Event Times - No booking required Saturday 11 September: 10am to 4pm Sunday 12 September: 12noon to 6pm

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Guided Walk & Talk on the History of Borough Hill Borough Hill, Admirals Way, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4NB

Saturday 12 September to Monday 13 September A guided tour of beautiful Borough Hill, Daventry, which is best known on account of the Iron Age hill fort and Roman remains.

Event Times - Pre-booking required - (booking closes 11 September 10pm) 12 September, 13 September 2pm to 3.30pm Booking Contact: Sophie Good, Call: 01327 301246 Ext: 1002 Email: museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk: Go to: http://daventrymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/

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Cogenhoe Village Heritage Trail, Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire

Saturday 11 September to Sunday 19 September

A self-managed tour through the village of Cogenhoe following the trail of Green Plaques on historically significant buildings. A leaflet and map are available plus a brochure with explanatory notes for each location. To obtain the documents email: enquiries@cogenhoeheritage.org.uk Parking available on Short Lane NN7 1NJ. Commencement of the tour at plaque 1, 1-17 Station Road, Cogenhoe, NN7 1LT (at the end of Short Lane). Event Times - No booking required 11 September to 19 September, Self Guided Tours Northampton Castle, Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2RW

Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September

A guided walking tour of Saint Peter's, a fine Norman church that includes Saxon carvings. Northampton Castle was one of the largest English Castles, though little survives today. Walk on to the site as our guides bring the castle site to life with tales of many extraordinary events. Event Times - No booking required 10 September, 11 September, 12 September, 18 September, 19 September,: 11am to 1pm Northamptonshire Natural History Society & Field Club, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1LD

Saturday 11 September to Sunday 12 September

We are a society in Northampton dating back to 1876. We encompass many disciplines including Astronomy, Geology, Microscopy, Meteorology, Photography and many others. See displays and demonstrations by many of our sections. Bring a plant or item to look at under a microscope. Look at the sun through our purpose made solarscope (weather dependent!). Bring a rock or fossil to be identified. Event Times - No booking required 11 September, 12 September: 10am to 4pm

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The 1460 Battle of Northampton/ The Queen Eleanor Cross, London Road, Northampton

Saturday 11 September to Sunday 12 September Hear the story of Northampton’s Queen Eleanor Cross and the 1460 Battle of Northampton.Visitors will first hear the story of the cross. Afterwards there is a short walk to overlook the battlefield and hear an account of the battle.

Event Times - No booking required Tours from 10am to 3pm on the hour, Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Heritage Open Days Bus Services, leaving from George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF near to All Saints Church

Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 September, 9:30am to 5pm

Free rides on a classic heritage bus, linking some of the participating venues. Buses depart from George Row. Please note that as these are older vehicles and are not fully accessible and cannot carry wheelchairs, buggies and pushchairs. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.Various routes and duration. See page 11 for timetable.

Northampton Heritage Fair, Delapre Abbey, London Road, Northampton NN4 8

Sunday 12 September, 11am to 4pm

Local history & heritage groups, demonstrations, crafts, classic cars and more. All in a fabulous setting. Plus, why not take a ride on the free classic bus service to link with selected other places taking part in Heritage Open Days?

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Delapré Abbey Heritage Open Weekend, Delapre Abbey, London Road, Northampton

Saturday 11 September to Sunday 12 September Delapré Abbey in Northampton has 900 years of exciting and turbulent history for all ages to explore. From its origins as a Cluniac nunnery, site of the Wars of the Roses Battle of Northampton, to its heyday as a country house, and its time as the Record Office before the recent restoration. Saturday 11 September Explore the Walled Garden filled with sculptures, bees and blooms. Tours will take place at 10am, noon and 1:30pm and last roughly an hour. The Abbey itself will not be open on Saturday 11 September. Sun 12 September Entrance to the Abbey will be free on Sunday 12 September, the only day of the year that all adults will receive free access. Enjoy the spectacle of classic cars against the historic backdrop of the Abbey with the popular ‘Classics on the Lawn’, taking place from 11am to 4pm. £1 donation for parking if attending the event. The Northamptonshire Heritage Fair will also be running from 11am to 4pm.

Event Times

11 September - 10am, 12pm, 1.30pm, Walled Garden tours 12 September - 11am to 4pm Classic on the Lawn 12 September - 11am to 4pm, Heritage Fair Book Talk tickets at delapreabbey.org/events

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Daventry Museum – Edible England Display & Town Trail, Daventry Town Council, 3 New Street, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4BT

Friday 10 September to Saturday 18 September

Celebrate ‘Edible England’ with a new exhibit exploring the town’s culinary heritage and culture. The display will feature old kitchen utensils, such as butter pats, and familiar cooking devices that are still in use today. Daventry Pubs and Inns will feature alongside photos from the archive of past food retailers and celebrations in the town. Includes tips from wartime cookbooks and traditional Northamptonshire recipes! Activities include quiz, activities in the museum and a town trail. Event Times - Pre-booking required 10 September, 14 September, 15 September, 16 September, 17 September, 18 September 9.30am to 1.30pm - Booking Contact: Sophie Good, Call: 01327 301246 Ext: 1002 Email: museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk: Go to: http://daventrymuseum.org.uk/visit/ Transport Day at Abington Park Museum, Park Avenue South, Abington, Northampton

Sunday 12 September

Transport Day will return this year at Abington Park Museum as part of Heritage Open Day’s weekend. Northampton Transport Heritage will return this year with rides on board a selection of vintage buses from the town centre, whilst vehicles will be displayed in the park by vintage cars from private collectors, heritage lorries and buses, and modern vehicles from the Emergency Services, including Northampton Neighbourhoods Policing Team. Stalls inside the museum will include a working BassettLowke Gauge One Model railway in action and Bassett- Lowke ephemera from 78 Derngate. Refreshments will be available to purchase from a selection of Transport- themed stalls! Children’s activities inlcude chance to climb in a real life Stock car, engage with emergency services and colouring activities also available. Event Times - No booking required 12 September: 1pm to 5pm

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Jeyes of Earls Barton, 26-28 The Square, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire NN6 0NA

Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 September

Jeyes of Earls Barton is an award-winning visitor attraction - a perfect place to shop, lunch and explore with all the family. Our museum collections celebrate Northamptonshire’s rich heritage and culture, including The Jeyes Heritage & Pharmacy Museum, the Kinky Boots Showcase and Northamptonshire’s Royal Links. On Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September - Jeyes will be a part of Northampton Transport Heritage - a weekend of bus tours around the county. Tuesday 14th September 9.30am and 2.30pm - 'The Source of The Sauces' Heritage Talk by Georgina Jeyes who tells the tale of two Northampton-born Victorian brothers , Philadelphus and John Jeyes, who invented Jeyes's Northamptonshire Sauce in 1935 and many disinfectants, including the world famous Jeyes Fluid in 1877. Contact Anna on 07799 404461 for more details and to book tickets. Jeyes also hosts the central exhibition for Northampton Open Studios 2021, which takes place at venues across the county in September to celebrate the diversity and artistic talent in Northamptonshire. There will be an electric mix of styles and disciplines from drawing, sculpture, textiles and pottery. For full details of tours between 10 and 19 September, visit www.jeyesofearlsbarton.co.uk Event Times - Free to explore but Heritage talks must be booked 4 September: 3pm to 7pm, Launch Northampton Open Studios 2021 5, 12, 19, 26 September: 3pm to 7pm, Special Sunday openings throughout September 14 September: 09.30am and 2.30pm, The Source of The Sauces' Heritage Talk Booking Contact: Anna Jeyes, Call: 07799 404461, Email: annajeyes@yahoo.com Grand Union Canal Trips with Crusader Community Boating, Blisworth, Northamptonshire

Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 & Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 September. Boat trips on the Grand Union Canal at Blisworth. A boat trip with commentary on local history & building of the Grand Union Canal between Gayton Junction and Blisworth Tunnel. Subject to other boat traffic the boat will enter the tunnel entrance. The boat will board at the canal bridge opposite Blisworth Mill at the junction of High St/Towcester Rd/ Gayton Rd Blisworth, NN7 3RZ. Event Times - Pre-booking required 11 September, 12 September, 18 September, 19 September - Trips last approximately two hours and must be booked in advance via www.crusadercommunityboating.org.uk

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The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House, 78 Derngate, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1UH

Friday 10 September

A guided tour of 78 Derngate – an ordinary Georgian terraced house in Northampton – made extraordinary by the dramatic remodelling of the interiors by the famous Glaswegian designer and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This hidden gem of a building is now of international importance and the only house outside Scotland with so many original Mackintosh features. Event Times - Pre-booking required 10 September: 1pm to 4pm Booking by telephone: 01604 603 407 The Old Savoy - The home of The Deco Theatre, Abington Square, Northampton, NN1 4AE

Friday 10 to Friday 17 September

Come and visit The Deco Theatre. First opened in 1936, it is one of Northampton's hidden gems. It was designed both as a cinema and theatre complete with orchestra pit. It became the local venue of choice for the touring bands of the 1960s, including the Beatles in both March and November 1963, the Rolling Stones in 1965 and infamously PJ Proby in 1965, when he was arrested for splitting his trousers on stage! By the mid-1990s it fell into disrepair, reopening in 2000s for a modern variety of performances and films in a wonderful setting. Event Times - No booking required 10 September, 11 September, 16 September, 17 September: 10am to 4pm

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Royal and Derngate Theatres, 19-21 Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DP

Saturday 18 September

Tour of the Royal auditorium, stage, workshops and paint shop, with a quick glance into the Derngate auditorium, which has rehearsals going on. Built in 1884 and a recent full refurbishment completed in 2005.

Event Times - Pre-booking required (booking closes 17 September 5pm) 18 September: 11am to 2pm Booking by email: rudi.gibbins@royalandderngate.co.uk Strictly Harrowing - Humans v Horse, Hunsbury Hill Country Park, Hunsbury Hill Road, West Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 9UW

Sunday 19 September

Come to see William the shire horse at work chain harrowing the wildflower meadow, in Hunsbury Hill Country Park. As well as chain harrowing, there will be also demonstrations of braiding of mane and tail and show harnessing for cart pulling. You will be able to get close to this gentle giant, who is very partial to apples and carrots, so come prepared! There will be the opportunity to ask questions about William and the breed in general. There will also be a competition between horse and man. Event Times - No booking required 19 September: 12noon to 4.30pm

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St Edmund’s Church, High Street, Hardingstone, Northampton

Saturday 11 September

Exhibition sharing the history and memories of our parish church, including ancient connections with Delapre Abbey. History guides, paper and interactive digital tours, and a children’s Discovery Trail. The new Saint Edmunds Story guidebook also available. The Tate tombs normally covered by the High Altar will be uncovered. Event Times - No booking required Saturday 11 September: 10am to 4pm Church of St Peter and St Paul Weedon Bec, Church Street, Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire, NN7 4PL

Saturday 11 September to Sunday 12 September Who were these men? Come and explore the histories of the soldiers buried in the churchyard and commemorated within the church. Displays, and a self-guided grave walk around the churchyard, will take you on a journey of discovery.

Displays inside the church reveal more about their lives and service. As part of the Edible England theme, learn more about a soldier’s diet from foraging to rations including some examples, which will be available to taste for yourself. Opening Times - No booking required Saturday 11 September: 10am to 3pm, Sunday 12 September: 11am to 4pm

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The Mystery of the Whilton Stone, St Andrew’s Church, Whilton, Northamptonshire

Saturday 11 September, 10am to 4pm An opportunity to see the carved stone brought to Whilton by Rev Randolph Skipwith. Hear the story of the celebration of harvest in 1866 and how the stone came to be ploughed up in a local field in 2014. The Whilton stone will be displayed in an exhibition about the village.

Harvest procession from the Village Hall to the church at 10.30am. Talks on the Whilton Stone at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Church open from 10am to 4pm decorated following ideas used in the harvest festival of 1866. Car parking will be signed in the village centre.

Opening Times - No booking required Saturday 11 September: 11.30am and 2.30pm - Talks on the Whilton Stone Saint Mary’s Church, Easton Neston, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7HS

Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September Saint Mary’s Church is all that remains of a medieval village. Saint Mary’s church houses a 16th century chancel memorial to Sir George Fermor and his wife and is full of memorials to the Fermin family. This includes the panelled tomb chest to Richard Fermor who bought the estate from the Crown.

Opening Times - No booking required As per church opening hours

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St Peter’s Church Northampton, St Peters Church, Marefair, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1SR

Saturday 11 September to Sunday 12 September This 900-year-old Norman church is filled with glorious carved treasures. Inside, great Norman arches of plain and banded supported by beautiful carved capitals, detailed with foliage, scrollwork, birds and beasts. St Peter's Friend's group will give a tour telling the history and heritage of St Peter's, one of the oldest surviving buildings in Northampton.

Event Times - No booking required 11 September: 10am to 4pm, 12 September: 12noon to 5pm St. John the Baptist Church, The Green, Kingsthorpe, Northampton

Friday 10 September to Sunday 12 September

With late Saxon / early Norman origins, St John the Baptist church overlooks the Village Green in Kingsthorpe. One of the major landmarks within the village conservation area, the tower and spire can be seen throughout the village. The original Victorian Architects drawings were rescued from a fire in the 1970’s and will be on display over the weekend. A chained library will be on display, which consists of five book. These books are normally kept within the County Records Office and are not usually on display. Signposted from the Welford Road (A5199) down High Street all the way down to The Green or access from Mill Lane is via Kingswell Road, turn left at The Green.

Opening Times - No booking required 10 September: 10am to 6pm,11 September: 10am to 6pm, 12 September: 1pm to 5pm

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St Matthew’s Church, St Matthew’s Parade, Kettering Road, Northampton

Open: Friday 10 September to Sunday 12 September

Explore the stunning church designed by local architect Mathew Henry Holding and built in the 13th century Gothic style. The church contains a stunning selection of fine art, commissioned by Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s. This includes Henry Moore's Madonna and Child, Graham Sutherland's painting The Crucifixion and sculptor David Thomas, The Stations of the Cross were introduced into St Matthew's Church in April 1987.

Event Times - No booking required 10 September: 12.30pm to 4pm,11 September: 10am to 2pm,12 September: 12.30pm to 4pm

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Bus Timetables Route H1 - Northern Circular Saturday 11

Sunday 12

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George Row

Town 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1215 1315 1415 1515 1615 Centre Venues

Abington Square Stop A1

1005 1105 1205 1305 1405 1505 1605

Kettering Road St Matthews Church

1020 1120 1220 1320 1420

Kingsthorpe Road Swift Electricals

1028 1128 1228 1328 1428 1515 1615

Sheep Street Holy Sepulche

Church of 1033 1133 1233 1333 1433 1520 1620 1240 1343 1443 1543 1643 the Holy Sepulchre

George Row

Town 1038 1138 1238 1338 1438 1525 1625 1245 1348 1448 1548 1648 Centre Venues

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---- The Deco

St ---- 1230 1330 1430 1530 1630 Matthew's Church Church of John ---- 1338 1438 1538 1638 St The Baptist

Route H9 - Blisworth and Weedon Saturday 11

Sunday 12

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George Row

0930 1130 1330 1530

930

1130 1330 1530 Town Centre Venues

Blisworth outside the Church

0955 1155 1355 1555

955

1155 1355 1555 Crusader Community Boating Trips

Weedon 1030 Bridge Street

Weedon Riverside Blisworth opposite the Church George Row

1200

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AB

AB

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of St Peter's and St Paul's ---- Church Royal Ordnance Depot

AB

AB

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of St Peter's and St Paul's ---- Church Royal Ordnance Depot

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---- 1600 Crusader Community Boating Trips

1230 1230 1630 1630 1025 1230 1630 1630 Town Centre Venues AB - Awaits Boat Trip Passengers at Blisworth

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Bus Timetables Route H6 - Great Houghton Saturday 11

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George Row

1015

1115

1215

1315

1415

1515

1615

Town Centre Venues

Great Houghton The Cross

1030

1130

1230

1330

1430

1530

1630

Church of St Mary Blessed Virgin

Great Houghton The Cross

1030

1130

1230

1330

1430

1530

1630

Church of St Mary Blessed Virgin

George Row

1045

1145

1245

1345

1445

1545

1645

Town Centre Venues

Route H2 - Southern Circular Saturday 11

Serves

George Row

1030

1130

1230

1330

1430

1530

Town Centre Venues

London Road Delapre Abbey Drive

1040

1140

1240

1340

1440

1540

Delapre Abbey

1045

1145

1245

1345

1445

1545

Church of St Edmund King and Martyr

Marefair opposite St Peter's Church

1100

1200

1300

1400

1500

1600

Northampton Castle & St Peter's Church

George Row

1105

1205

1305

1405

1505

1605

Town Centre Venues

Hardingstone opposite the Church

Route H7 - Central Circular Sunday 12

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George Row

1050

1150

1250

1350

1450

1550

Town Centre Venues

Marefair opposite St Peter's Church

1100

1200

1300

1400

1500

1600

Northampton Castle & St Peter's Church

George Row

1105

1205

1305

1405

1505

1605

Town Centre Venues

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Bus Timetables Route H10 - Cross Town Link Sunday 12

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Park Avenue South old bus layby

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George Row

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London Road Delapre Abbey Drive

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---- 1125 1155 1225 1255 1325 Delapre

London Road Delapre Abbey Drive

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---- 1130 1200 1230 1300 1330 Delapre

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---- 1100 1130 1200 1230 1300 Abington Park Museum

George Row

1040 1105 1110 1140 1210 1240 1310 1340 Town Centre Venues

Park Avenue South old bus layby

1055

Park Avenue South old bus layby

1330 1400 1430 1500 1530 1600 1630 1700 Abington Park Museum

George Row

1345 1415 1445 1515 1545 1615 1645 1715 Town Centre Venues

London Road Delapre Abbey Drive

1355 1425 1455 1525 1555 1625

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---- Delapre

London Road Delapre Abbey Drive

1400 1430 1500 1530 1600 1625

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---- Delapre

George Row

1410 1440 1510 1540 1610 1635

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---- Town Centre Venues

Park Avenue South old bus layby

1425 1455 1525 1555 1625 1650

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---- Abington Park Museum

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Route H8 - Short Tours Sunday 12

George Row

0935

1035

1135

1235

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George Row

1005

1105

1205

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1500

1600

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Coordinated by West Northamptonshire Council. Further information about all participating venues can be found at www.heritageopendays.org.uk

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