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The Savoy cinema in Kettering: ‘A place of work, entertainment and gross stupidity’

Former Northamptonshire madcap inventor John Ward is writing his memoirs and has been recalling his time working at the Savoy cinema in Kettering.

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The Flying Scotsman in Wellingborough earlier this month

The Flying Scotsman set to steam through Northamptonshire again this morning

Anyone who missed the Flying Scotsman when it steamed through the county earlier this month has another chance to catch the train when it returns today.

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Janet Lambert, Patricia Gatehouse, Terry Stanley and John Gatehouse with Bernard Smith's plaque at KGH

Former shoe worker leaves legacy of more than £230,000 to Kettering Hospital

A former Kettering shoe worker has left almost a quarter of a million pounds to Kettering General Hospital as a thank you for the many years of care his wife received for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Warrior treasures from Wollaston

Major new UK exhibition to feature rare warrior treasure finds from Northamptonshire

A major new UK exhibition will be featuring rare warrior treasure finds from Northamptonshire and a new sculpture from Brackley-based Stuart Makin . . .

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Aynho Apricots

DAVID SAINT: Remarkable tradition of rare Northamptonshire fruit

I see that our local celebrity cleric is soon to become a celebrity chef, although he admits he’s no Escoffier!

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DAVID SAINT: Northampton’s circus scam led to nation’s first police car chase

It was an ordinary, quiet spring day, April 17, 1899, to be precise, and the good folk of Jimmy’s End in Northampton were going about their usual daily business.

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Village walks. 
Yardley Hastings.

DAVID SAINT: Yardley Hastings has a fascinating history

Ihope none of you reading this have seen the 2007 film Irina Palm.

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The Bard ‘poached’ from county writer

I, a gentleman born in Northamptonshire, wrote William Shakespeare in King John.

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Wandering animals had to be impounded

My sister, who lives half-way up a mountain in Austria, emailed me the other day saying a cow had broken her fence and was wandering round her garden chewing away quite happily.

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The Northamptonshire Chancellor who forgot his Budget speech

The Northamptonshire Chancellor who forgot his Budget speech

It was all so theatrical as George Osborne left Number 11 in a storm of flashing cameras and held up the famous red box for all to see.

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At the piano is chief projctionist Fred Allen with usherettes. Cinema manager Arthur Lowry is at the back

Can you identify faces in Northampton Savoy Cinema photos?

People who remember the golden days of Northampton’s Savoy Cinema are asked to help identify staff featured in these photos.

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NOSTALGIA: Five iconic photos of Abington from the Chronicle & Echo’s archives

Five photographs of unusual events in the Abington area of Northampton have been uncovered in the Chronicle & Echo’s archive.

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Royal British legion dedication of standard event at the Holy Sepulchre Church, Sheep Street. Pictured is Steve Corcoran, Branch Standard Bearer Northampton and David Evans, Vice Chairman.

Front line memories still fresh

APRIL 2 marked 30 years since Britain went to war with the Falkland Islands.

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Picture Sub-Lieutenant Ray Middleton and his father captain Lyn Middleton on the flight deck of HMS Hermes, the taskforce flagship. Picture by PA.

I was 10 when I answered call sending my dad to war

I was 10 years old when I took the phone call from the Ministry of Defence which was to ultimately send my dad and eldest brother to war.

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Group hopes to boost popularity of Northampton Castle by finding Thomas Becket’s trial site

A GROUP of historians who hope to return Northampton’s castle to national prominence believe they may be able to find the exact room where Thomas Becket was tried by King Henry II.

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Archive records Summers past

WITH its brightly coloured floats, flamboyant costumes and talented musicians, few could doubt that a lot of work goes into organising a carnival.

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Raising profile of Rotarians’ work

SHOPPERS and workers in Northampton town centre last week may well have noticed a small canopied stand perched in the centre of Abington Street and manned by a loyal group of volunteers.

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A life less ordinary

TOO often it is only the internationally or nationally known celebrities who pen autobiographies for their thousands of fans.

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Frank Jeffs with autographed photos collected by his father Jimmy. Piece is about memories of his father Jimmy Feffs who was a local comedian.

Remembering Jimmy Jeffs

THE work of cartoonist Frank Jeffs will already be known to many Northampton people, particularly regular readers of the Chron.

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100 years since the founding of The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd.'Colin Richardson.

Picturedrome celebrates 100th birthday

NOW one of Northampton’s best known pubs, The Picturedrome this year celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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