Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

WW1 - Events

Below is a list of project events. Watch out for more events as we add them to the site!

Talks at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

For Bravery  in the Field

Thurs 6 August, 7pm

Researcher David Folwell explores the story of men from Northampton awarded medals for gallantry during the First World War.

Mixed Messages: A peek at the media and propaganda in World War One 

Sat 22 August, 2pm

Truth has long been cited as the first casualty of war. How were the realities of the tranches conveyed between the battlefield and home front? How were events and emotions manipulated to sustain the war effort? Former news librarian and member of the Western Front Association Kate Wills explores.

All talks £5. Ring 01604 837397 to book

Northampton Local History Symposium

Saturday 10 October 9.30am - 4pm

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery and Royal & Derngate

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery and Royal and Derngate Theatre invites local history enthusiasts and researchers to a symposium exploring First World War Northamptonshire. Come along to hear speakers share their research, network over a buffet lunch and debate and discuss the impact of 'The Great War' upon the town and county.

£10 per person (including morning refreshments and buffet lunch). Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at

If you are interested in speaking or wish to propose a topic please contact the project officer via email or telephone (01604) 837669/838111. 

A submission brief and form can be downloaded here.

Deadline for submissions is 24th July 2015. 

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