Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Adult workshops, talks & tours

Over 60s Spring/Summer 2017

Over 60s delapre abbey web

10.30am – 11.30am

£2.50 per talk

Includes refreshments

Booking essential

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Thursday 20 July - sold out

Delapré Abbey – Past, Present & Future

Speaker: Faye Morrissey

Location: Court Room of the Guildhall

Discover the 900 year history of Delapré Abbey, its recent restoration and the exciting future it now has ahead.



In Memory of Edgar Mobbs: 100 Year Tribute to a Northampton HeroEdgar mobbs

Sunday 30 July
Abington Park Museum

Join us on this centenary anniversary to commemorate Northampton hero Edgar Mobbs and his “Sportsman’s Army”. A series of talks by local historians focusing on Edgar Mobbs and the Northamptonshire Regiment at the Battle of Ypres, Belgium, during WW1. The keynote speech, ‘1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres’, will be by Dr Jim Beach, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth Century History at the University of Northampton. In association with the Western Front Association.
£6.50 (including refreshments served from 1.30pm)
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Tours of Abington Park MuseumAbington park museum

Friday 11 August + Saturday 12 August
Abington Park Museum

Guided tours of the historic Abington Park Museum. Discover the stories behind the people of Abington and explore areas of the house usually hidden from public view.
Recommended for adults. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Will involve stairs and uneven floors.
Limited availability – booking essential
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The Concealed Revealed: The Magic of ShoesConcealed shoes

Friday 22 September
Court Room at The Guildhall

An afternoon exploring the magic of shoes through the centuries.
The magic of shoes has fascinated people for centuries. For many years people have been trying to shed light on the concealed object. Few first hand sources have been identified which explain why people concealed objects in houses, in particular shoes. Many believe that concealed objects were hidden away in the vulnerable areas of a house to prevent evil forces from entering it. But other reasons might have motivated the concealers.
Explore this fascinating practice with some of the leading researchers in this field, including Professor Owen Davies and Dr Ceri Houlbrook from The University of Hertfordshire, Professor Carol van Driel-Murray from Leiden University and Jeremy Harte, curator of Bourne Hall Museum, Surrey. There will also be an opportunity to take a closer look at some of the concealed shoes from the museum’s designated shoe collection.
In association with The University of Hertfordshire.
£10 (includes light refreshments)
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