Northampton Things to Do

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    Visit the Guildhall.

    by planxty Written Jul 12, 2007

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    Guildhall, Northampton, England.
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    In the centre of Northampton is the very impressive Guildhall.

    It is a Victorian Gothic building, initially designed and built by E.W. Godwin in the 1860's and subsequently extended in 1889 - 1892. The exterior detail on the building is magnificent and represents the entire history of the town. Included in this are 14 canopies with statues, mostly of monarchs who visited the town.

    The building is still a functioning local government building and is not open to visitors as such, although I had a bit of a wander inside and nobody stopped me. It is now also used for conferences and weddings.

    If you happen to be passing, have a look up - it is a magnificent building.

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    Music at the Roadmender.

    by bonio Written May 21, 2007
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    Wnet along to watch an old favourite of mine, Julian Cope. An entertaining night and good to see him perform again, maybe ten years since I last saw him.
    Roadmender has a busy schedule and is a good place to watch bands, not huge and all standing - just how I like it.

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    The Deco

    by bonio Updated Mar 22, 2007

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    NOW CLOSED, CASH PROBLEMS SADLY. Hopefully to reopen in the near future

    A venue for music, stage shows etc, visited recently to see an old fave of mine , Stiff Little Fingers. Then later more favourites the Buzzcocks
    Years ago I remember this building as a cinema, now much money has been spent restoring it to its Art Deco best. All is nicely done, good & comfortable place to watch music also it's right in the town centre - we'll be going back soon!

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    Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    by Tom_Fields Written Jan 5, 2006

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    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    This is one of four circular churches in the UK. Simon de St Liz, a returning crusader and the first Norman Earl of Northampton, began construction in 1100. He modelled it after the original Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Later additions included the 12th century north chapel, the 15th century tower, and more modifications in the 1860s.

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    The fruitful VT flag

    by ligaya Written Aug 12, 2011
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    I was just so excited to take some photos of my VT flag were I received recently * The People behind the Place *

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    Exploring the town

    by ligaya Written Aug 12, 2011
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    We were just walking from the hotel where we stayed to the town center, it was a lovely day weather was good.

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    Northampton's Guildhall

    by Tom_Fields Written Jan 5, 2006

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    Northampton's Guildhall

    Built in 1864 by Edward Godwin, this is one of England's most impressive guildhalls. It's also the office of the Northampton Borough Council.

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