Ever wondered about the industrial heritage of Abington Park in Northampton?

Trust puts up new information boards that explain all

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:40 am
Abington Park Heritage Trust Trustees at the interpretation board at Park Avenue South traffic light junction

Abington Park Heritage Trust have put up two new information boards to help visitors understand Northampton’s Industrial Heritage.

They briefly tell the story of how the Lower Park was enclosed with cast and wrought iron fencing, produced by Northampton foundries, which no longer exist, at the beginning of the 20th century.

The fencing enabled this section of the park to be used partly as a working farm from the beginning until the cattle were finally removed in 1956.

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The new board in Abington Park

The Abington Park Heritage Trust wish to see the remaining sections of this historic fencing preserved. Generous donations allowed the interpretation boards to be produced but the trust needs to attract further funding to progress the restoration project.

Any further help whether financial or practical is welcomed from people who are keen to help preserve the historical features of Abington Park. Contact can be made with the charity via the Chair at [email protected]